Grant: $71,578,424 - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education - Feb. 17, 2009
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Award Description: Education Technology State Grants to States to improve student academic achievement through the innovative use and the effective integration of new and emerging technology with teacher training, curriculum development, and successful research-based instructional methods in elementary and secondary schools.
Project Description: This program is intended to (a) improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools; (b) assist all students in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade; and (c) encourage the effective integration of technology with teacher training and curriculum development to establish research-based instructional methods. Possible use of funds would include continuing professional development programs and public-private partnerships focused on the integration of technology in schools. Activities may include: the acquisition of new technology hardware, software applications or the use of existing technologies and curricula that integrate technology and are designed to meet challenging State academic standards, improve student achievement; the use of technology to increase parental involvement in schools; and the use of technology to collect, manage, and analyze data to enhance teaching and school improvement efforts. California plans to allocate 50 percent of the funds for formula grants and 50 percent of the funds for competitive grants. For the competitive grants, the focus of the grants is to provide additional funding to improve student academic achievement in grades four through eight through the use of technology. These funds must address the ARRA goals of sustaining and creating employment, improving student achievement, ensuring transparency in reporting and accountability, and investing thoughtfully to ensure sustainability beyond the availability of these funds. In addition to the focus on academic achievement, the grant helps to bridge the digital divide with expanded access to technology resources. With the integration of grade level technological proficiencies that will help ensure all students achieve technology literacy by the time they finish the eighth grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability. SEA activities have not been determined.
Jobs Summary: None (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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