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  • Senate Education Funding Misses the Mark for Digital Learning

    September 8th, 2017 by

    SETDA Executive Director Dr. Tracy Weeks issued the following statement regarding the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval of the fiscal year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill: “SETDA welcomes the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to increase funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant program, but we remain frustrated […]

  • Digital Learning Enables Choice Within all Schools

    March 2nd, 2017 by

    This week President Trump called on Congress to pass a bill that increases school choice. This position by the President is no surprise as he appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos who has devoted her philanthropic efforts towards school choice, especially in the Detroit area and since her appointment has included advocacy for school choice […]

  • SETDA Remarks on Non-Regulatory Guidance for SSAEG

    October 21st, 2016 by

    The U.S. Department of Education today released Non-Regulatory Guidance for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants.  SETDA was invited to deliver remarks on the Effective Use of Technology during a press call with Secretary John King regarding the guidance document. Below are the comments shared by Executive Director, Tracy Weeks, on behalf of SETDA. We […]

  • 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 […]

  • SETDA is Encouraged by the House Committee Title IVa Appropriation

    July 8th, 2016 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 applauding the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee’s decision to appropriate $1 billion in funding for the  Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program (SSAEG – Title IV-A) for fiscal […]

  • SETDA Expresses Concern Over SSAEG-Title IV-A Funding Level

    June 7th, 2016 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 expressing serious concern about the Senate Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s decision to limit funding for the  Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program (SSAEG – Title IV-A) to just […]

  • New Educational Technology Program (ITECH) Included in Reauthorization Bill

    April 17th, 2015 by

      On April 16, the Senate HELP Committee, unanimously passed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA) bill, in an effort to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – the next step in reauthorization. Included in this bill is the Innovative Technology Expands Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (ITECH), a new educational technology state […]

  • 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 […]

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