Saturday, January 17, 2009

US House Proposes $1B for Ed Tech


The US House of Representatives on January 15 responded to President-elect Obama's call for investment in modernizing classrooms by announcing that it would provide $1 billion in additional funding for K-12 educational technology in its economic recovery package. This new money would flow through the existing EETT program.

"We're very encouraged by the House's proposal," said Don Knezek, CEO of ISTE. "It puts a world-class, future-focused education front and center while also preserving and creating jobs now."

ISTE continues to work on increasing Ed Tech funding levels in the final package and urges US members of the Ed Tech community to send letters through ETAN.



Further reading: http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=22601

Thanks to Matthew Farber for the heads up!

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