Meridian schools to receive $250,000 grant from the Dept. of Education
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna will be in Meridian on Monday to announce that Joint School District No. 2 in Meridian is one of 15 districts and charter schools statewide to receive a classroom technology grant to help build 21st Century classrooms.
Joint School District No. 2 is set to receive $250,000 to serve as a pilot district for the state’s instructional management system, which gives classroom teachers instant access to current, accurate data and tools to develop lesson plans, share best practices, and assess and analyze student progress throughout the school year.
The technology grants are funded through a donation from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, which provided $21 million in 2011 to help create the 21st century classroom in every Idaho school.
Fifteen school districts will pilot additional tools that allow teachers to immediately assess students, monitor academic progress, and guide instruction on a daily basis. These tools will be rolled out to all schools statewide in the future.