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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has partnered with Learning.com to improve digital literacy across the state!  This partnership is designed to encourage student growth in computational thinking, digital citizenship and online safety, visual mapping, databases and computer fundamentals.  Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Charter Schools, Lab Schools, and Innovative School District (ISD) schools within the most economically distressed counties (as determined by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Tier One designation) will now be eligible to receive funding totaling approximately $1.8 million for implementation and adoption support provided by the Digital Learning Initiative (DLI).  All funding-eligible LEAs and charter schools within Tier 1 counties must have their finance officers complete the intent-to-contract form (sent out to finance officers in early April)  by 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019.

All other North Carolina LEAs and schools may choose to leverage the cooperative purchasing agreement via convenience contract with statewide negotiated terms and pricing ($7.50 per student or $3,200 per site license).  Please see the table below for projected allotments and visit the FAQs for answers to general questions.  

Note:  All LEAs and Charter Schools will work directly with Learning.com to execute local contracts (whether they are eligible to receive funding or not), by contacting Michelle Spence, mspence@learning.com.

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Adoption Allotment

Implementation Allotment

Projected Date

May 2019

Early Fall 2019

Projected Amount

(*based on proportional distribution of available funds – may be larger depending on # of districts signing local contracts)
At Least $3.69* per Allotted ADM (K-8) At Least $4.62* per Allotted ADM (K-8)
Opt-in Period

Ends May 10 via link sent to Tier 1 Finance Officers

Sales data from vendor for local contracts starting on or before July 1, 2019
Eligibility LEAs, Charters, and Lab Schools within Tier 1 Counties intending to sign a contract w/State vendor LEAs, Charters, and Lab Schools within Tier 1 Counties with a signed contract w/State vendor
Allowable Use of Funds Anything supporting the adoption of state vendor (e.g., PD, devices, subscription, etc.) Anything supporting the adoption of state vendor (e.g., PD, devices, subscription, etc.)