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Nineteen Indiana school corporations will share in more than $1.8 million from the Indiana Department of Education. The Digital Learning grants will help schools launch or grow one-on-one technology programs. March 19, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Education awarded more than $1.8 million in Digital Learning Grants to select Hoosier school corporations today.
Digital Learning Grants provide funding for school corporations to launch or expand existing one-to-one technology plans. Additionally, funds from this grant support school corporations in providing professional development, creating content and resources, modernizing avenues for parent and student communication, improving infrastructure, as well as purchasing devices.
"I am excited to announce the recipients of the 2015 Digital Learning Grants," said Glenda Ritz, Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction. "The selected school corporations developed thoughtful, student-centered plans to provide 21st century learning experiences within their district. Today's award recipients serve as models for other school corporations around the state in how to use technology in the classroom."
Eighty-eight school districts applied for a 2015 Digital Learning Grant. Of those that applied, nineteen corporations will be awarded grants of up to $100,000.
The 2015 Digital Learning Grant recipients are:
Alexandria Community School Corporation $100,000
Decatur County Community Schools $100,000
Greencastle Community Schools $100,000
Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation $95,700
Greensburg Community Schools $100,000
Lanesville Community School Corporation $100,000
Liberty-Perry Community Schools $100,000
Manchester Community Schools $100,000
Milan Community School Corporation $100,000
MSD of Southwest Allen County $100,000
North Montgomery Community Schools $99,955
Northeast Dubois County School Corporation $86,000
Paoli Community School Corporation $100,000
Plainfield Community School Corporation $100,000
Sheridan Community Schools $100,000
Southwest School Corporation $97,000
Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County $100,000
Tri-County School Corporation $100,000
Valparaiso Community Schools $98,310
Source: The Indiana Department of Education