Friday, May 11, 2007

Infrastructure proposals have been mailed to readers

I want to take this opportunity to thank the 47 volunteers who will read and score the infrastructure proposals. Each reader will receive six or seven grants; some or which are lengthy. The readers will spend hours reading, scoring and on May 31st, additional hours collaborating with other readers to develop summative evaluations of the proposals.

DOE requests your input on how technology should be integrated

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is seeking ideas on the integration of technology in education. The DOE is requesting feedback on the following questions:

1) In what ways has technology improved the effectiveness of your classroom, school or district?

2) Based on your role (administrator, parent, teacher, student, entrepreneur, business leader), how have you used educational data to make better decisions or be more successful?

3) In what ways can technology help us prepare our children for global competition and reach our goals of eliminating achievement gaps and having all students read and do math on grade level by 2014?

4) What should be the federal government's role in supporting the use of technology in our educational system?

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