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ERIC Number: ED584158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-19
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Dear Colleague Letter: Federal Funding for Technology
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education
Technology can help transform learning when used with innovative instructional approaches such as those outlined in the National Education Technology Plan. Yet many schools, particularly high-need schools, lack the connectivity, resources, and support for teachers and leaders needed to implement digital learning strategies. The President's ConnectED Initiative, unveiled in June 2013, sets a clear goal to have high-speed Internet to the classroom, affordable mobile learning devices, high-quality learning content, and support for teachers to move to digital learning within five years. To reach this goal, federal, state, and local educational agencies and private-sector partners must collaborate to bring the right resources to the table. The purpose of this letter is to help state, district, and eligible partnership grantees better understand how they may be able to use their federal grant funds to support innovative technology-based strategies to personalize learning. The document provides some examples of how funds from Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) Titles I, II, III and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may support the use of technology to improve instruction and student outcomes. Examples are limited to ESEA and IDEA due to the scale of these programs, but funds from many other formula and competitive grant programs administered by the Department of Education may also be used for this purpose.
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 202-401-1444; Fax: 202-401-3941; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Technology
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III
IES Cited: ED581891