Superintendent’s Memo #175-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

July 3, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Applications for Support Under the ConnectED Initiative

Recently, President Obama announced the first in over $2 billion in commitments from leading technology companies to support the aims of the ConnectED initiative and advance student learning through technology. Applications for support under the ConnectED initiative may be found at Some application deadlines are approaching quickly. Please visit the ConnectED hub for links to the applications.

If you have questions or need assistance in pursuing these resources, please contact Gail Warren, project coordinator, by telephone at (757) 470-3017 or via e-mail at