CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement welcoming the level of funding Congress has included in the omnibus to fund the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program:
“CoSN strongly supports the decision made by Congress to allocate $1.1 billion for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant program, including the program’s vitally important education technology investments. While still below the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) SSAEG authorization level of $1.65 billion, this significant investment represents a great leap forward for the program.
“We appreciate that members of Congress recognize that SSAEG enables our nation’s school districts to decide how to best meet their students’ needs.
“Achieving ESSA’s goals will require smart investments in digital tools that support teaching and learning, and this additional funding will make a big difference for students everywhere.”