February 8, 2013
“Technology can be a tool to drive equity and to help transform how education is delivered, making learning more student-centered and recognizing teachers as education designers…”
This quote from Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) appears in recent coverage by Huffington Post education reporter Joy Resmovits of a new technology bill introduced by Miller that focuses on “tools that provide teachers with instantaneous feedback on their students’ progress.”
According to Resmovits, the Transforming Education through Technology Act also discusses building ‘technology infrastructure’ in districts which will be critical as more than 40 states will be administering new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards starting in the 2014 – 2015 school year. (While a paper and pencil option will be provided for those states participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium for three years, all states participating in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers consortium will need to deliver assessments online starting in 2014 – 2015.)
Resmovits also mentions the launch of Project 24, a campaign to help schools implement technological projects, led by Gov. Bob Wise and the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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