Area schools receive federal grant to develop technologies

The Info-Net Consortium is proud to announce they have been awarded a $463,040 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The DLT program provides financial resources to develop technologies needed to enhance learning opportunities for America’s rural communities. Participating in the project are Brady, Cherokee, Evant, Goldth-waite, Lohn, Lometa, Mullin, Priddy, Richland Springs, Rochelle, San Saba and Star Independent School Districts, along with Central Texas College. Grant funds will be used to build upon and expand the existing Info-Net Distance Learning Network. The purpose of the project is to increase the number of educational opportunities available to the students and communities in central Texas. The expansion of the Info-Net Network will impact the learning and information needs of 12 rural communities located in five central Texas counties. The expanded network will enable students and community members to use distance learning to take advance courses, dual-credit courses (high school and college credit), college courses, continuing education courses and participate in community programs. Those participating in this project believe the implementation of this locally driven project will greatly improve the educational opportunities in the area. The expanded network will enable rural students and community members to access resources from entities located outside of the current Info-Net Network. Leveraging talent, knowledge, leadership and building upon the existing Info-Net Distance Learning Network will accomplish these benefits.

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