Official Congressional Record
|Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth, and Families: hearing on education technology, U.S. House of Representatives|
|Testimony of Bruce Droste, Director VHS|
Bruce Droste, Bonnie Elbaum, Carla Melucci, Robert Tinker, and many VHS participants
Abstract (see below for link to full Testimony)
On May 11, 1999, VHS Director Bruce Droste testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth, and Families. The hearing was on education technology in America's schools and was designed to help Congress decide on future funding for such programs as the Technology Innovation Challenge Grants, a U.S. Department of Education program which funds VHS and other projects like it. The Subcommittee was chaired by Congressmen Michael Castle from Delaware and Dale Kildee of Michigan.
Bruce was on a panel with 4 other witnesses. Each was allowed to prepare a written testimony to be entered into the official record, and a 5 minute oral sumary of that testimony. Bruce focused on the VHS project and the positive impacts it is having on schools, educators, and students. His written testimony contains an overview of VHS and many wonderful quotes from VHS participants (students, teachers, site coordinators, administrators) who describe what VHS means to them.
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