Apr 26, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 supports digital learning and the effective use of technology.
ESSA eliminates the Enhancing Education through Technology (Ed-Tech) State Program. However, it creates a new Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants program and authorizes up to $1.6 billion annually to provide formula grants to states for multiple purposes. One purpose is to improve student academic achievement and digital literacy through the effective use of technology. Up to 60 percent of the subgrants states provide to districts from this program may be used to support these activities.