Friday, April 21, 2006

April Bond Commission Meeting Cancelled

The next scheduled meeting is May 26th.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

House and Senate Leadership Emphasize Technology’s Vital Role in Supporting the Tenets of NCLB

Wednesday April 19, 2006 (Arlington, VA) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) applauds the efforts of Senator Olympia Snowe (ME), Senator Joesph Lieberman (CT), Representative Judy Biggert (IL) and Representative Ron Kind (WI) who co-authored Dear Colleague letters in the Senate and House respectively displaying their support for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT – NCLB, Title II, Part D) program.

Both the House and Senate garnered bipartisan support with 28 signatures in the Senate and 52 signatures in the House in support of the EETT program. Additionally, Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) has written his own letter of support that is still open for signatures. Senator Hatch’s letter strongly endorses the EETT program as a critical means of support for NCLB goals and the new competitiveness issues being debated on Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

They're more than librarians...

They're more than librarians - school media specialists use technology to help students learn.
Eileen Fitzgerald of The News-Times let's readers know about the changing roles and responsibilites of today's library-media specialists.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Two Grant Opportunities

Thomson Gale TEAMS Award to Recognize Teacher and Media Specialist Collaborations

A $2,500 cash award plus products and services will be awarded to collaborations between teachers and media specialists to promote learning and increase student achievement....Deadline: May 1, 2006
Posted: April 7, 2006

Entries Invited for Technology in Education Essay Contest
Teachers, administrators, parents, and students may enter a 100-word essay on why their school and students are in need of digital technology in the classroom; up to $200,000 in computer merchandise and software will be awarded....
Deadline: June 30, 2006
Posted: April 7, 2006