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Technology grants: 81 schools seek a share of $3 million

Eighty-one Idaho schools submitted applications by Friday’s deadline to claim a share of a new $3 million technology pilot program.

The schools, coming from 59 Idaho districts and charters, requested a total of nearly $19.5 million, Idaho State Department of Education spokeswoman Melissa McGrath said Monday.

Department officials plan to announce the pilot schools by July 1.

For more about the applications — and the process — here’s the story from Idaho Education News’ Clark Corbin.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News (idahoednews.org). Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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