DeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education
February 7, 2017 by Tracy Weeks
On February 7, 2017, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next US Secretary of Education. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) looks forward to continued collaboration with the US Department of Education (ED), especially ED’s Office of Education Technology in order to support digital learning leaders to help ensure quality educational opportunities for all learners.
Executive Director, Tracy Weeks, stated, “Leveraging digital tools, content, and innovative teaching and learning strategies can transform any school and help educators provide high quality, personalized instruction to every student. Interstate collaboration provides opportunities for replicating and scaling up successful programs, collaborative purchasing and dissemination of quality research. Ensuring leadership at the state level can help reduce costs, align work to state curriculum standards and support increased student achievement.”
Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit: setda.org.