Part D: Enhancing Education through Technology (Ed Tech)
The Enhancing Education through Technology State Program – also known as Ed Tech – awarded grants to states and was authorized by Title II, Part D of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as ESEA). The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided additional Ed Tech funding. Funding for Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology was eliminated beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. All transactions related to the program ended on December 31, 2012. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided additional Ed Tech funding. In administering the Ed Tech program, VDOE supported efforts to:
- Raise student achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary instruction;
- Narrow and close the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of eighth grade; and
- Promote effective integration of technology, teacher training and curriculum development.
Educational Technology Plan for Virginia: 2010 - 2015.
In January 2010, VDOE awarded Ed Tech Competitive Grants to Radford University, Shenandoah Valley Technology Consortium, WHRO Technology Consortium, Alexandria Public Schools and Roanoke Public Schools. Resources being developed by these organization are available here.
Title II Applications
- All ESEA / NCLB Title applications, the Local Consolidated Application, OMEGA video modules and technical assistance documents can be found on the Applications for Federal Funds page.
Federal Grant Monitoring
- Enhancing Education Through Technology Federal Grant Monitoring Plan (PDF)
- School Division Title II, Part D Monitoring Form (Word)
US Department of Education Resources
- Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech) State Program
- Guidance on Ed Tech Program Funds Made Available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Ensuring Equitable Services to private school students and educators.
- Equitable Services to Private Schools (Title IID) (PDF)
- Title IX: General Provisions – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. It requires school divisions to have policies against discrimination, including sexual harassment, and to have procedures for students and their families to resolve issues concerning discrimination.