A bill that gives $2.8 million to training teachers in technology is dead. Friday morning, members of the House Education committee considered House Bill 1005. The measure dedicates funding for two days of teacher professional development in technology. That’s in addition to regular inservice and training districts provide.
Supporters say training is essential but time-consuming; they see the measure as a way to help schools integrate tech instruction.
Representative Dan Kaiser says he would rather put the millions directly into salaries.