Howard County Public Schools apply for Federal Grant to support Personalized Learning

ELLICOTT CITY, Md - The Howard County Public School System is applying for a $20-30 million competitive federal grant to support personalized student learning to provide teachers with flexible options for delivering instruction through digital media and to connect student learning to college and high wage workforce development.

The learning environment in twenty participating schools will be transformed to create seamless connections between school and future careers.  Through digital technology and blended learning models, students will actively engage in instruction that is connected to their interests, personalized to their needs and strengths and accessible anytime and anywhere.

The project which would be funded through the Race to the Top District grant would impact more than 10,000 students in 13 elementary and 7 secondary Howard County Schools. The school system will apply for this highly competitive federal grant by the submission deadline, November 2, 2012.

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