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  • SETDA Advocates for Equal Access to Digital Content

    July 12th, 2017 by

    Today, online communities are alight with a Day of Advocacy in support of keeping the current Net Neutrality rules in place. These rules were passed in 2015 and reclassified the Internet as a telecommunication service. This allows the FCC to regulate broadband access under the 1934 Communications Act, which covers all public utilities including telephones. […]

  • 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 […]

  • SETDA Applauds the Innovation for Tomorrow’s Workforce Act

    September 19th, 2016 by

    Last week, Senator Hatch (UT) and Senator Bennet (UT) introduced the Innovation for Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of 2016 which would amend current law to create a grant program to improve Career and Technical Education (CTE) through innovative activities. Further, this bill allows for the use of open educational resources (OER) with CTE funds. SETDA applauds […]

  • 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 […]

  • SETDA Applauds ConnectALL

    March 10th, 2016 by

    On March 9, 2016, President Obama unveiled the ConnectALL Initiative,  which aims to ensure that all Americans, including low-income families, have broadband access to the Internet. ConnectALL is the next step towards digital equity and follows the President’s ConnectED and ConnectHOME initiatives. All three connectivity projects are critical towards allowing all students, regardless of income level, to […]

  • Massachusetts Rethinks Ed Tech by Reinventing State-Local Partnerships

    March 3rd, 2016 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Kenneth Klau is the Director of the Office of Digital Learning for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant Video Started in 2014, the Digital Connections Partnership Schools (DCPS) grant program […]

  • 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 […]

  • ConnectED – Back to School Update

    September 14th, 2015 by

      ConnectED’s focus of fostering a robust ecosystem for digital learning and empowering teachers and their students with enhanced personalized learning experiences is a goal long championed by SETDA. Launched in June 2013, President Obama unveiled the ConnectED initiative to “enrich K-12 education for every student in America.” Then in February 2014, the President announced more than $750 […]

  • New York takes Digital Learning Mobile

    June 2nd, 2015 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of SETDA members. Today’s post comes from Stan Silverman, Director of Technology Based Learning Systems, New York Institute of Technology. Recently, the New York Institute of Technology, working with the New York State Teacher Centers, developed the STEAMed initiative. […]

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