FY 2017 Budget and Appropriations
CoSN's Response to Proposed Discretionary Grant Priorities
With the beginning of the fiscal year comes a new set of budgets, and we're hoping that FY15's budget includes plentiful funding for ed tech issues. We were glad to see technology mentioned on the Department of Education's list of proposed priorities for future discretionary grant programs; Priority 11 is Leveraging Technology to Support Instructional Practice and Professional Development.
Yesterday, CoSN submitted comments to the DOE urging them to keep Priority 11 as part of the final rulemaking. We believe that "preparing all students for postsecondary success cannot be accomplished well, or at scale, without providing teachers and students access to the technologies and high capacity broadband services that have fundamentally transformed nearly every other aspect of our communities.
We also commented on several other of the Department's priorities, especially priorities 1 and 3. Read our full comments and recommendations here, and stay tuned for final information from the DOE about their FY15 decisions.