CoSN Applauds Congress for Making More EdTech Investment Possible with Increased Funding for Student Enrichment Program
CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement applauding Congress for including in the 2020 omnibus spending bill an increase in funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program:
“CoSN is grateful that Congress, in the 2020 omnibus spending bill, allocated an additional $40 million to the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program. A key part of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the SSAEG program funds can be used by school districts to invest in critical technology infrastructure.
“While federal funding is still short of the $1.65 billion authorized for the SSAEG program, Congress has taken a step in the right direction by increasing total program spending to $1.2 billion and minimizing the gap.
“CoSN applauds the House and Senate for making it possible for school districts to invest more in digital tools, and urges the President to support modern teaching and learning by signing this into law without delay.”
CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. cosn.org