COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 108
June 20, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Governor Allen Announces Virginia's Award of $2.8 Million

 
  The attached news release from the Office of the Governor
  announces Virginia's award of a $2.8 million Technology
  Literacy Challenge Fund Grant for FY 96 from the U.S.
  Department of Education.  This award qualifies Virginia for
  future annual Literacy Challenge Fund Grants.

  Plans are underway to provide grant applications and other
  information to school divisions this summer.  The Technology
  Literacy Challenge Fund program is designed to assist with
  the integration of technology into teaching and learning to
  help ensure that all students are technologically literate
  by the 21st Century.  The focus of the program in Virginia
  is teacher training and software to support teacher
  training.

  Questions about the Grant may be directed to Mr. Lan
  Neugent, Director of Instructional Media and Training, at
  (804) 786-2260 or Dr. Ida J. Hill, Assistant Superintendent
  for Technology at (804) 225-2757.




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  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.