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  • State Education Agency Considerations for Digital Learning: CARES Act & Beyond

    May 26th, 2020 by

    In support of state leadership, SETDA recently published the State Education Agency Considerations for CARES Act Funding as Related to Digital Learning. As state education agencies (SEAs) plan for the 2020-21 school year and work to ensure that high quality learning opportunities are available to all students, each has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership. To support equitable opportunities […]

  • Building Resilient Schools for Next School Year

    May 1st, 2020 by

    This guest blog post was written by SETDA partner, Brendan Desetti, Director of Government & Stakeholder Relations for D2L. As the school year comes to an end in many places around the country, the uncertainty of COVID-19 looms in the future. What is certain, is that while we once hoped for summer respite, the needs […]

  • Framing the Evidence: Democratizing Ed Tech

    March 2nd, 2020 by

    This guest blog post was written by Doug Casey, Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology Introduction Imagine a breakthrough therapy that promised to improve the condition of millions of children across the country. Access to the treatment would come through scientific, research-based trials in partnership with flagship research institutes. This may sound promising, but what if […]

  • SETDA’s 2019 Top Picks: 11 Resources for Educators, Administrators & Policy Makers

    December 20th, 2019 by

    2019 was an action packed year for SETDA. Always working to engage state leaders, affiliates members, private sector partners, and partner organizations-SETDA developed tools and resources to support national, state, district and school leaders in the implementation of the digital teaching and learning. Collaborating with experts across the nation, SETDA’s new and updated resources are […]

  • Check-Out SETDA’s New Dashboard of State Reviewed K12 Instructional Materials

    August 20th, 2019 by

    In July, SETDA released the K12 Instructional Materials Dashboard. The dashboard currently represents the review process of thirteen states and includes the participating state reviewed, full course, secondary level instructional materials for English/Language Arts and math. Resources can be sorted by state, content area, subject area, grade level, format, publisher, adoption date and copyright date. […]

  • SETDA Strongly Opposes Chairman Pai’s EBS Report and Order

    June 20th, 2019 by

    SETDA strongly opposes Chairman Pai’s draft Educational Broadband Service Report & Order, which proposes to further marginalize rural students that lack access to high capacity broadband. SETDA Executive Director, Candice Dodson said, “the Chairman’s proposal cites dated uses of EBS licenses and the FCC’s two-decade failure to grant new licenses as the basis for handing […]

  • SETDA Opposes FCC’s Universal Service Funds CAP

    June 12th, 2019 by

    SETDA opposes the FCC’s proposal to sweep the E-rate and other Universal Service Fund programs under a single budgetary cap and “prioritize” them. The USF is a vital tool for state leaders working to connect students to high capacity broadband at school and at home and this proposal threatens the system’s success. SETDA’s Executive Director, […]

  • Senate Votes to Overturn FCC Net Neutrality Decision

    May 17th, 2018 by

    The Senate voted (52-47) today to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to eliminate the agency’s Net Neutrality protections. All Senate Democrats and three Republicans – Senator Collins (ME), Sen. Murkowski (AK), and Sen. Kennedy (LA) – supported S.J.Res.52, which was introduced by Sen. Markey (MA) earlier this year. SETDA thanks these senators for voting […]

  • SETDA Highlights from 2017

    December 21st, 2017 by

    2017 was a great year for state leadership for educational technology. SETDA engaged members, affiliates, private sector partners, and partner organizations around federal and state advocacy efforts and provided national leadership for broadband, digital instructional materials, and data interoperability. Below are highlights from the work of 2017. Advocacy With a new federal administration in 2017, […]

  • We Have An Ed Tech-Accessibility Partnership. So Can You!

    September 6th, 2017 by

    Guest Post from Cynthia Curry, Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) What do you get when you combine a state educational technology director with a state accessibility expert? A partnership that results in students having digital materials and technologies that are usable for learning across the widest range of learner […]

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