The next big thing in ed tech is not a ‘thing’ at all

School librarians from around the world gathered in the gallery just outside Room B313 Sunday to learn and share from one another during the Digital Age Library Playground, an informal “unconference” event that featured short, hands-on presentations that allowed participants … Continue reading

South Carolina budget includes $45 million for ed tech

South Carolina lawmakers recently passed its budget bill, which includes $45 million for Gov. Nikki Haley’s education technology initiatives that were announced back in January as part of the Executive Budget. Haley stated that the fiscal year 2015 budget is … Continue reading

A long and winding road for ed tech funding

Last week was full of twists and turns in the federal appropriations process. Senate appropriators began and then halted their consideration of the fiscal year 2015 Labor-HHS-Education bill, which funds programs in the Department of Education as well as the … Continue reading

North Carolina allocates $35.9 million to ed tech

The North Carolina legislative session is underway! North Carolina has a biennial budgeting process, where the legislature passes and the governor signs a two-year budget in the first year, then makes adjustments the next. The legislature is currently considering changes … Continue reading

Florida allocates $40 million to support digital learning

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the $77 billion House Budget Bill 5001 into law on Monday, June 2. The bill, which goes into effect on July 1, includes $18.8 billion for education — the largest amount in Florida’s history. However, the state’s … Continue reading