Monday, March 29, 2010

Putnam Schools Get Grant For E-Learning

The Putnam County school system has been awarded part of a federal grant that is intended to expand technology in the schools. Education Commissioner Timothy Webb today announced Title II-D Education Technology funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand the Tennessee Department of Education’s e4TN online learning initiative. Building on the success of e4TN, the Department of Education will expand opportunities for students to enroll and succeed in online courses through the e4000TN program. The program provides support and resources in hopes of enrolling 4000 students in e-Learning courses in 60 school districts across the state. The grant will provide Putnam County with $10,000 to be used for personnel and equipment.