Title II-D - Enhancing Education Through Technology
The primary goal of this program is to improve student achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. Additional goals include helping all students become technologically literate by the end of the eighth grade and, through the integration of technology with both teacher training and curriculum development, establishing research-based instructional methods that can be widely implemented.
The final FY 2011 Continuing Resolution passed by the U.S. Congress included significant cuts to some education programs. One significant cut is the elimination of Title II Part D funding.
The Administration requests $200 million in fiscal year 2016 for Educational Technology State Grants to help ensure teachers and leaders have the skills and tools to use technology effectively to improve instruction and personalize learning. States will make competitive subgrants to model districts that have basic technology infrastructure, including a minimum student to computer ratio and Internet speed, and that commit to use of evidence-based strategies where possible.
The request would specifically encourage the use of evidence and build the evidence base about the use of technology to improve student outcomes. The funding would also build State capacity to help districts use technology to improve instruction as well as identify and scale effective local practices to other districts in the State. While this program has not been funded since 2010, the Administration believes that key reforms will position it well to support the President’s broader ConnectED initiative.
Title II-D Coordinator/E-rate Coordinator
Office of Federal Program Administration
1560 Broadway Ste. 1450
Denver CO 80202