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  • SETDA Disappointed in FCC Lifeline Revocations and Modernization Report Retraction

    February 6th, 2017 by

    The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders released the following statement of disappointment regarding the February 3rd actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rescind the E-rate Modernization Progress Report and revoke Lifeline provider designations. SETDA has a track record for supporting the infrastructure […]

  • Digital Learning: A Retrospective of SETDA’s Best Resources in 2016

    December 21st, 2016 by

    Through the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, during 2016 SETDA celebrated 15 years of leadership, hired a new permanant Executive Director ~ Dr. Tracy Weeks, published a new strategic plan,  developed resources to advance learning in the digital age and provided opportunities for state leaders […]

  • State Leaders Advocate for Connectivity at School and at Home

    April 14th, 2016 by

    During last week’s Washington Policy Summit, co-hosted by SETDA and CoSN, educators visited policymakers focused on advocating for equity in education as related to the digital divide. States and districts encouraged continued Congressional support of the FCC’s E-Rate and Lifeline initiatives so that students have seamless access to digital instructional materials both in and outside […]

  • Wow, What a Year! Top SETDA Resources 2015

    December 22nd, 2015 by

    As the year winds down, we reflect on our accomplishments from 2015. Needless to say, SETDA had a busy year! Through the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, we’ve developed new reports, tools and publications to advance learning in the digital age. SETDA listened to the […]

  • Looking for the Best Sources of Content for Ed Tech ?

    May 11th, 2015 by

    Ed Tech Update has the answer… SETDA is excited to share Ed Tech Update. This site and newsletter brings together the largest set of industry thought leaders writing about educational technology to support ed tech professionals. Keeping up with experts publishing content all over the web is a challenge; it’s nearly impossible to keep track of all […]

  • SETDA in the News: February Round Up

    March 17th, 2015 by

    February may have buried many in the Northeastern part of the United States in snow, but here in Washington, DC, there was lots of action with potential new legislation that will support technology in our schools across the nation. Below are a few highlights of  what’s happened (and is continuing to happen) in and around […]

  • SETDA in the News: January 2015 Round Up

    February 11th, 2015 by

    January 2015 brought lots of renewed energy and excitement to  SETDA.  At the beginning of the month, the Board of Director’s announced a new interim executive director Lan Neugent. Lan recently retired as the Assistant Superintendent for Technology, Career and Adult Education at the Virginia Department of Education. Under his direction, Technology, Career and Adult […]

  • Net Neutrality Update

    February 5th, 2015 by

    FCC Chairman Wheeler yesterday proposed new rules for net neutrality that, if approved, will reclassify the Internet as a telecommunication service. This will allow the FCC to regulate under the 1934 Communications Act which covers all public utilities including telephones. The change will give the FCC regulatory authority over both wired and wireless services  Passage will likely ensure […]

  • Revised EETT included in Obama Administration Budget Request

    February 4th, 2015 by

    On February 2, the Obama Administration’s 2016 education budget request included $200M for a revised version of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant program. As many of you know, the EETT program launched in 2001 with $675M, funding was reduced in increments over multiple years and was last funded in 2010 for $100M. Although […]

  • Need Digital Learning Resources? Leverage SETDA’s Guide to Implementing Digital Learning

    January 28th, 2015 by

    Successful digital learning implementation can meet a broad range of goals, including supporting the academic needs of students to ensure that they are college and career ready. As districts strive to implement or upgrade students’ digital learning experiences, a variety of factors impact implementation including planning, professional learning, software and digital content, infrastructure, devices, pedagogy […]

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