The District of Columbia

DCPS Computer Deployment

DCPS Computer Deployment

Keywords
About: Government operations, Transparency, Accountability, DC Data warehouse, DCPS, OCTO, Public Schools, PC deployment, Computer deployment schedule
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC

Abstract

On November 20, 2007, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the District’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Vivek Kundra announced plans to provide more than six thousands computers to District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). According to Mayor Fenty, "These computers will empower our educators and administrators with the technological tools they need to focus efforts on the District’s greatest resource—our children. After decades of mismanaged program funds and little to no technological progress, this effort is the first step toward upgrading the school system’s technology to fit the demands of modern day users."
This $4 million initiative includes a price of $628 per computer and will also consist of infrastructure improvements such as network cables, power strips and access points. The objective of the initiative is to provide every classroom teacher and administrator with a secure and reliable desktop computer throughout the school system.
These additional Dell desktop PCs will help facilitate the creation of a digital infrastructure for the future of DCPS. The computers will serve as both a teaching tool in the classroom and a resource for teachers. Teachers will be able to access a central database of student records, access educational tools and share best practices and enter grades and attendance records.
"This initiative will provide our teachers with instructional tools beyond textbooks and give administrators the infrastructure they need to be effective leaders, engaging our students with new ideas and new opportunities for learning," said Rhee.
The program is part of OCTO’s overall mission for technology adoption in the District’s public schools. The office’s goal is to use technology as an enabler, allowing teachers to tap into the power of technology to improve the quality of our children’s education.

Purpose

This dataset has been created by the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and presented by the Citywide Data Warehouse. The mission of the Citywide Data Warehouse is to provide timely and accurate information for decision-making; support executive and agency management in the implementation of business processes which will guarantee access to useful and well-organized information for DC government workers, non-governmental organizations, and citizens/the public.

Use constraints

By using data made available here the user agrees to all the conditions stated in the following paragraphs as well as the terms and conditions described under the District portal, http://dc.gov/page/terms-and-conditions-use-district-data

Point of contact

Citywide Data Warehouse Program

441 4th Street NW, Suite 920
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm

Credits

DC Public Schools (DCPS)
DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) Citywide Data Warehouse

Entity

DCPS Computer Deployment Schedule

Attributes

  • NAME
    # of PCs to be deployed , School name
  • DESCRIPTION
    Address (Ward)
    Principal Name
    Phone Number
    # of computers by xxxx-xx-xx (date)
    Phase