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i3 Winners Show Heavy Technology Focus

By Ian Quillen — November 08, 2012 1 min read

The winners of the U.S. Department of Education’s annual Investing in Innovation, or i3, competitive grant competition have been announced, with a healthy portion of them using technology directly as part of their innovation, according to a PowerPoint presentation released by the Education Department.

Of the 20 winners in the fiscal year 2012 version of the competition, ten were judged to prioritize the use of technology, one of five priorities that could be included in an application in order to give it a “competitive preference” over other applications of similar merit. While most applications appear to have hit upon more than one of the five competitive preference priorities, none were hit upon more than technology.

There’s plenty more information about the i3 fiscal 2012 winners and how the winners broke down as a whole on the Education Department’s website. And be sure to check out Michele McNeil’s coverage over on the Politics K-12 blog.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.