New Bill Designed to Improve Teaching and Learning through Technology

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In February, U.S. Rep. George Miller of California introduced the Transforming Education Through Technology Act, a bill designed to help schools, districts and states improve teaching and learning through technology. It would provide a way for K12 districts to offer the necessary technology tools students will need to succeed in college and career, since about one-third of districts nationwide do not designate budget money for new computers.

The bill has two components: to build the capacity of all districts to ensure they have the infrastructure, devices, and professional development programs to provide technology to students, and to encourage district innovation and new approaches to identify the next generation of applications and tools that can dramatically improve student achievement.