The Trigg County Board of Education approved the funding when it met Thursday night at the central office. Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby described the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS).
“It’s a warehouse of information around the new standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment. Every teacher can log in and pull out a lesson, sample assessments, pull down the new standards,” Hamby said. “It’s going to be a place where they can share information across the state.”
The state, Hamby said, is moving toward full implementation of CIITS anyway, and the funding will give the district a “jump start.”
Hamby said that Kentucky has applied for all three rounds of Race to the Top funding and has finally received the award. RttT is a $4.35 billion U.S. Department of Education contest created to spur innovation and reforms in state and local district K-12 education. It is funded by the ED Recovery Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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