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Educational Technology

(E2T2/Ed Tech) Year 1 Overview

No Child Left Behind!

Title II, Part D - CFDA 84.318

What is E2T2?

On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110).  The legislation, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), provides increased flexibility and local control to States and school districts, emphasizes strong accountability for results, offers expanded options for parents of disadvantaged children, and supports teaching methods that have a solid scientific research foundation.  As a result of the new act, Mississippi submitted a Consolidated Federal Programs Plan and a draft of the new Mississippi Master Plan for Educational Technology (MMPET).  In addition to the indicators developed for the MMPET, the following performance indicators were adopted by the state and included in the Consolidate Federal Application:
  • Performance Indicator 1.5 – The percentage of students that meet or exceed State standards for student literacy in technology.
  • Performance Indicator 5.5 – The number of schools in which all students are able to work from a networked computer.
  • Performance Indicator 4.3 – The percentage of teachers qualified to use technology for instruction.

The reauthorized ESEA establishes the Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2/Ed Tech) Program, which consolidates the current Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF) Program and the Technology Innovative Challenge Grant Program into a single State formula grant program (ESEA Title II, Part D, Subpart 1).   Under the Ed Tech program, the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) on the basis of their proportionate share of funding under Part A of Title I.   Mississippi will receive a total of $6,105,610.00 this year. Five percent of these funds will be retained by the state for administrative purposes.  $2,900,164.75 is allocated for the formula grant process and $2,900,164.75 for the competitive grant process. 
 

What are the goals of the E2T2 Program?

The primary goals of the E2T2/Ed Tech program are to:

1. improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools,

2. assist every student – regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability – in becoming 
    technologically literate by the end of eighth grade,

3.  encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.

For more information regarding the E2T2 grant, call or email Robin Silas (rsilas@mde.k12.ms.us)

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