Datanamics Represents Private Technology Sector at Race to the Top Grant Application Signing

  • Datanamics Inc.
  • 06.30.10
Nancy Smith, manager – marketing of Henderson-based information technology firm Datanamics, Inc., recently attended Governor Jim Gibbons’ ceremony to sign Nevada’s Race to the Top grant application and received a certificate of appreciation for her work on the project.

A Blue Ribbon Education Reform Task Force member, Smith assisted in guiding and overseeing Nevada’s Race to the Top application that was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, May 27. Under this specific project Smith was a member of the Data Systems to Support Instruction subcommittee with three other individuals from around the state. Moving forward with Phase II, Smith will serve on the Public Will & Communication subcommittee. During Phase II task force members will make recommendations for revisions to state laws and regulations which will implement the education reforms outlined in the RTTT application.

Task Force members facilitate public and private discussion and consensus for overall reform of public education for Nevada’s children. Gibbons enlisted the help of public and private sectors for this project. Nevada’s state, private industry and nonprofit leaders work together to ensure a successful state application for the Race to the Top competition and to affect long-term K-12 and higher education reform. Education supporter and entrepreneur Elaine Wynn and Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich are co-chairs of the task force, whose members will continue to develop reform recommendations under their leadership.

Race to the Top is a competitive grant program administered through the U.S. Department of Education. Grants are awarded to states based on their plans to improve student achievement and to turn around low-performing schools. Phase I grant awards were given earlier this year, and Phase II grant awards will be announced in early fall.

Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Henderson, Nev., Datanamics has differentiated itself in the marketplace by providing single-source, sophisticated networking and information technology solutions to a variety of industries, working with clients to provide affordable and stable systems that define industry standards. The firm’s educational services division takes network support one step further by offering advanced technical training and certification courses in various software and hardware competencies. With three decades of committed customer service and extensive knowledge as its foundation, Datanamics is a solid, experienced partner with clients on the local and national levels.

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