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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Year Ahead with SETDA

    January 30th, 2017 by

    As the first month in 2017 comes to a close, the SETDA staff and Board of Directors looks forward to the exciting work ahead of us for the year. Below are several areas of focus and updates on SETDA initiatives for 2017. Federal Transition With a new administration comes the opportunity to build new relationships. […]

  • 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 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 […]

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