Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Looks like the lights are staying on...

As you may have heard or read, The CT Legislature has reached agreement on a budget, which the Governor now has 5 days to approve or not. In the budget, there is full funding to keep the CEN on and happy :-), providing Internet and support to each of the schools, colleges, and libraries in the network. Also in the budget is funding that is necessary to keep iCONN databases available to all CEN connected sites.

It's not yet a done deal, but things look better than they have for several months, so I remain optomistic that we ed-techies will be OK during these difficult fiscal times.

Update: Computer Assisted Writing Grant

The calls and emails keep coming in... so here's an update on the Computer Assisted Writing Grant:

The final review and scoring for this last round of Computer Assisted Writing Grants will be held on September 9th. After the final scores are in, there is a minimum of about 10 days of beurocracy before the winning projects can be announced.

The moment that I have the list of approved grantees, letters of award or denial will be mailed to superintendents who applied, and I will post the list of districts who will receive the grants on this blog. I expect that to happen in late September. At that time, grantees may begin immediately implementing their projects.