Digital Learning Innovation Fund

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Somerset County students will be moving into the 21st century with plans to provide them with electronic tablets as the school district also explores distance learning for students who are sick or snowed in.

It will be provided by a $400-thousand Digital Learning Innovation Fund grant that is aimed to assist students through technology.

Jill Holland, the instructional technology coordinator for the school district, told the Salisbury Daily Times that Somerset County has never used tablets before.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is announcing $5.5 million in grants to boost digital learning and to help high school students earn college credit.

The governor made the announcement on Wednesday in Annapolis with State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery.

Six Maryland school systems are receiving a total of $3.5 million the Digital Learning Innovation Fund to help pay for initiatives like moving from textbooks to iPads and to use technology to better present content in a more personalized way to benefit students.