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04/18/14

State Superintendent of Education Reveals Tech-Based Education Blueprint in Milpitas

Milpitas Post (04/18/14) Mohammed, Aliyah

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the Education Technology Task Force's "Education Technology Blueprint" report that presents an outline of 19 recommendations to support state educators using technology to enhance the learning experience of children all over the country. The recommendations focus on learning, teaching, assessment, and infrastructure. Some of the recommendations have been incorporated already, such as the adoption of the Local Control Funding Formula and securing $1.25 billion in funding for school districts transitioning to the new Common Core State Standards, said Torlakson. "We are 50 to 60 percent of where we want to be, [compared to] 15 to 20 percent when we first started 10 to 12 years ago," he said. Moreover, he estimated that it could take three to five years to get all school districts on the same page to ensure the blueprint is feasible. Check out the recommendations in the "Education Technology Blueprint" report here.
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