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  • SETDA Applauds the Appointment of Rosenworcel to FCC

    August 4th, 2017 by

    Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed theFederal Communications Commission (“FCC”) nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel (D) and Brendan Carr (R)  to serve as FCC Commissioners.  This brings the FCC to its full complement of 5 Commissioners. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) endorsed President Trump’s nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel to serve on the FCC.  As the FCC […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • SETDA in the News: November/December 2014

    January 16th, 2015 by

    Below is a snapshot of some of the news stories referencing SETDA news and views during the last two months of 2014. Topics included everything from E-rate modernization to interoperability and privacy to the beginnings of the conversation about the educational technology legacy for the Obama Administration. During the month of December, SETDA also launched […]

  • SETDA in 2014: Year in Review

    December 18th, 2014 by

    As the calendar year draws to a close and we take time to celebrate family and the holiday season, all of us at SETDA want to wish you a happy, healthy, and productive new year. Over the course of 2014, SETDA worked with you to identify and shed light on emerging issues, share best practices […]

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