CHEEKTOWAGA – $50,000 in state funding will be coming to the Cheektowaga Central School District according to Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace.
Ms. Wallace says the funding will be used to expand the PROPEL program, which uses technology to keep students engaged and helps teachers assess their progress.
“School districts everywhere are constantly trying new ways to engage students in a technology-centric world,” said Wallace. “I’m proud to partner with Cheektowaga Central in their expansion of a proven program aimed at keeping students engaged in the learning process.”
The PROPEL program keeps the student engaged through iPad activities that identify areas where they need to improve and allows them to progress through the curriculum at their own pace.
The program can be found in K-4 special education classrooms. The district plans to expand the program to 5th and 6th grades to help struggling students with this funding.
Ms. Wallace says this funding is in addition to a $403,000 increase in foundation aid for Cheektowaga Central that she secured in the 2017-2018 state budget.