Congress is making critical decisions about FY 2017 funding. Contact your Representative and Senators now urging them to ask the Appropriations Committees to increase funding for ed tech programs.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) signed into law last December was an important first step authorizing the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program, which would provide formula support for districts to implement technology-focused professional development and acquire infrastructure. CoSN issued a statement calling on Congress to take “the next step in its FY 2017 budget and provide $1.6 billion for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant to advance ESSA’s implementation. This is a program that will truly level the digital playing field. Now is the moment, for our students and educators, to keep moving forward on our national promise to them.”
Act now. Make your voice heard in the appropriations debate: http://action.cosn.org/17420/support-enhancing-education-through-technology-act/
Contact Congress now and let them know the difference that technology makes in your district and the lives of your students.