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Panel: No more ed-tech pilot grants, move focus statewide

Two years in, it’s time to scrap the state’s $3 million-a-year technology pilot project program in schools, a subcommittee of the State Board of Education has decided. “They felt like the pilot phase had been useful,” state board spokeswoman Marilyn Whitney said, “but it was time to take the lessons learned.” Idaho Education News reports that the panel recommended that the $3 million be rolled into statewide programs in the future, rather than given in grants to a small number of schools. The 26 pilot tech programs around the state wouldn’t be affected by the move; their funding already is in hand. Kevin Richert of Idaho EdNews has a full report here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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