New bill would revamp ed-tech funding

May 29, 2007

A new bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives, called the Achievement Through Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Act, aims to make significant improvements to the federal Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) block-grant program. Backed by several major educational technology groups, the bill would increase the size of formula grants, target funding more effectively to schools in need of improvement, and specify that a higher percentage of funds be used for sustained professional development, among other changes. Supporters of the bill say it would help schools better leverage technology’s potential to effect systemic reform.

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