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  • SETDA and CoSN commend the FCC’s Emergency E-rate Filing Window

    September 17th, 2020 by

    SETDA and CoSN commend the Wireline Bureau for opening an emergency E-rate filing window to help schools address their higher than expected on campus bandwidth demands. The Bureau’s decision will help schools support their students during a very challenging period and we appreciate the agency’s swift recognition of this on campus digital learning need.   […]

  • SETDA Response to President’s FY18 Budget

    May 23rd, 2017 by

    President Trump released his proposed FY18 Budget.  Sadly, this proposal eliminates several important Federal education programs. Of particular interest to state digital learning leaders is the elimination of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants, also known as Title IVa of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The SSAE Grant program focuses on Whole […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Value of Public-Private Sector Partnerships

    August 19th, 2015 by

    The mission of SETDA is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. Our vision is to lead, inspire, and empower the education community to leverage technology for learning. For over 12 years, SETDA has leveraged the opportunity for state leaders to connect with […]

  • ConnectED Back-to-School Webinar Recap

    September 22nd, 2014 by

    On September 11, 2014, SETDA hosted a ConnectED Back-to-School Webinar as a follow up to SETDA’s ConnectED Private Sector Showcase in June. During the webinar, Richard Culatta, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education provided an introduction to the ConnectED program and the companies that have committed $2 billion in educational technology resources […]

  • On inBloom

    April 21st, 2014 by

    SETDA profiled the emerging work of inBloom in our May 2013 report, Transforming Data to Information, along with over a dozen other interoperability and data standards efforts related to meeting the information needs of K-12 educators, school leaders and policymakers who – while awash in data – too often still lack the ability to easily […]

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