I have printed out the Reso A FAQ posted by Kristina and I intend to share it with schools I visit in Manhattan, the most important school being PS 166 where my 2 kids attend. It's a great school but they have almost no technology in the building. (Very embarrasing for me as I sell and support Promethean ActivClassroom, I guess I've been slacking...)
where did you get this fact sheet?
We have all seen a trend toward schools buying more mobile devices and laptop carts, while eliminating computer lab space. Incredibly, this year the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a city agency which makes decisions about how capital funding can be used, has ruled that that laptops do not qualify for Reso A Funding. This means that schools selected to receive Reso A 2010 funds that want to get computers will only be able to order desktops.
Dell, Apple and Intel are working to reverse this ruling. Mobile computing is the most efficient means we have today of sharing limited computing and space resources in schools. We welcome your insight and any information about how this decision might affect technology usage in schools that we can share with OMB.