ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced $4.9 million in grants through the 2014 Digital Learning Innovation Fund and the Early College Innovation Funds. This is the second year that the grants, which promote programs to prepare students to compete in the 21st century economy, have been awarded in Maryland.
“Together, the Digital Learning and Early College grants provide a critical resource to expanding educational opportunity for students across our State,” said Governor O’Malley. “These funds will ensure that our students continue to be among the highest achieving in the nation, and can compete for jobs in a changing economy.”
The Digital Learning Innovation Fund helps local school systems maximize the potential of new and emerging technologies to improve the teaching and learning environment, as well as to better prepare all students for the workforce of today and the future. Nine school systems were awarded the second round of Digital Learning Innovation Fund grants, which totaled $3.5 million, and will enable schools to utilize new and emerging technologies to strengthen student learning.