06 July 2020 – $20 million to support the purchase of gadgets for digital learning

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Aid distributed to community groups
Level of Jurisdiction: Newfoundland and Labrador
Lead People/Agency: Education and Early Childhood Development Executive Council

Overview: The Provincial Government today announced it is investing $20 million for the purchase of laptops for all teachers, and Chromebooks for all junior high and high school students across the K-12 education system. The devices will be distributed as they become available through a public procurement process which is underway.
Full details here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/eecd/0706n02/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Evidence/Justification: Improve the quality of in-home learning through technology