The NCLB State Technology Plan addresses the federal requirements of section 2413 of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 and will ensure that technology use is consistent with the State’s strategies for improving student academic achievement through the effective use of technology in classrooms throughout the State, including improving the capacity of teachers to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction.
The California Department of Education (CDE), pursuant to Senate Bill 870 (Ducheny), implemented a competitive technology grant process for the purposes of allocating funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The legislation states that:
“… By December 15, 2010, the State Department of Education shall provide to the fiscal committees of the Legislature: (a) a list of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act competitive grant recipients and the amount of each recipient’s grant, (b) a list of the college- and career readiness data and high school graduation data that each grant recipient is collecting, and (c) a description of how that data is being used to foster ongoing improvement in pupil achievement and teacher instruction.”
Assembly Bill 1585, (Chapter 7, Statutes of 2010) requires “a state agency report and summary to include an Internet Web site where the report can be downloaded and telephone number to call to order a hard copy of the report. A report submitted by a state agency subject to this section shall also be posted at the agency’s Internet Web site.”