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EPA donates 10 computers to Baltimore elementary schools

Release Date: 5/15/2000
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Roy Seneca, 215-814-5567

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Environmental Protection Agency has donated 10 computers to two Baltimore elementary schools to assist in the schools’ science education programs.

The computers, formerly used by EPA employees, are the latest of more than 900 computers that EPA’s mid-Atlantic region has donated to worthy organizations since 1996. They will be used to teach students science concepts to help them learn more about the environment.

“We are very proud that we can provide computers to help raise the level of scientific literacy among students. It is inspiring that EPA computers are being used to enhance environmental education and environmental decision making in the 21st century,” said Bradley Campbell, EPA’s regional administrator.

The 10 computers will be split between Martin Luther King Elementary School, 3750 Greenspring Ave.; and James McHenry Elementary School, 31 South Schroeder St.

“We are very thankful that the Environmental Protection Agency is helping to provide our students with the resources that will prepare them for the future and its technologically savvy society. The EPA is serving as a leader to help us bridge the digital divide in the Baltimore City Schools,” said Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.

EPA has donated used computers directly to municipalities, schools and non-profit organizations in accordance with President Clinton’s Executive Order 12999, “Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century.” This executive order, signed by the president on April 17, 1996, helps to fulfill the federal government’s commitment to promote educational technology.