The Long Beach Unified School District will receive a $1 million Enhancing Education Through Technology grant, the California Department of Education announced this week.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced that 151 agencies will share in more than $36 million in the competitive grants.
“These grants will help schools use data effectively to improve student achievement and close the achievement gap,” O’Connell said. “With the state budget crisis continuing, our cash-strapped schools desperately need these funds as soon as possible so they can use education data and technology to better prepare students for college or careers.”
Funding for the grants was provided through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009.
The funds will be used by schools to acquire and maintain the use of data to improve high school graduation rates and to boost college and career readiness.