2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Review of Classroom Technology and Digital Content Development (language only)

Item 137 #2c

Item 137 #2c

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Department of Education, Central Office Operations


Page 105, after line 46, insert:

"J. The Department of Education is directed to holistically review the statewide use of technology in the classroom and all sources of digital content development, and online learning such as virtual courses and innovative blended learning language and literacy technology options.  The review shall include, but not be limited to, various types of technology  currently used in the classroom such as personal computers, tablets, laptops, or other hand held devices, and how any such technology are used and coordinated with the various types of digital content or on-line options that support student academic improvement.  The Department of Education shall report its preliminary findings to the Chairmen of  the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2017."


(This language amendment directs the Department of Education to review the use of technology and digital content or on-line based curriculum.)