Friday, January 23, 2009

New Proposed CT Legislation

Proposed S.B. No. 469


To require schools to offer instruction in Internet safety and online sexual predator awareness

1/22/2009; Referred to Joint Committee on Education

...thanks to Doug Casey for bringing this to my attention...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

This was just e-mailed to me...

Estimated allocations to Connecticut LEAs for education under House Appropriations Committee Draft 2009 Stimulus Bill, the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009"
Notice: These are estimated grants only. These estimates are provided solely to assist in making comparisons of the relative impact of alternative formulas and funding levels as part of the legislative process. They are not intended to predict specific amounts LEAs will receive. In addition to other limitations, much of the data that may be used to calculate final grants are not yet available.

Cross Your Fingers!

A BILL entitled ‘‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’’ was just released from the House Appropriations Committee on January 15th. Lines 22 (page 165) to line 2 (page 166) refer to the new projected funding for Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT). The amount represented is more than double what is currently available. Before you start jumping up and down, note that what you are reading is a BILL which has a long way to go before it might be signed into law. Certainly, if you like what you read, you might share your feelings with your elected representatives.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 29th CET meeting has been posponed

As soon as a new date, time and location are announced, I will post the information.

Education Leaders Call on Congress...

January 14, 2009 - read the press release...Education and Business Leaders Call on Congress to Meet President-Elect Obama’s Call to Target Classroom Technology Modernization in Economic Recovery Legislation

January issue of iCONN Tmes

Did you know that both Popular Magazines and HertitageQuest are accessable from the startup page? Check out the January issue of the iCONN Times for the latest usability upgrades.