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  • 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 […]

  • SETDA Leaders Identify State Digital Learning Priorities

    December 13th, 2018 by

    In preparation for the SETDA 2018 Leadership Summit, we asked attendees to identify their state’s top priorities when it comes to digital teaching and learning. There were over 30 priorities identified as a focus across the country with six priorities garnering the most energy from state leaders. In priority order, states called out: Personalized Learning, […]

  • SETDA Urges Public Comments to Support Closing the Homework Gap via EBS

    August 7th, 2018 by

    SETDA encourages state agencies, school districts, and other education stakeholders to provide public comments for the FCC, Notice of Proposed Rule Making: Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band by the deadline Wednesday (August 8) or to reply to comments posted by September 7. Specifically, education leaders can express support for maintaining EBS’s educational nature, especially as a wireless broadband […]

  • SETDA Applauds Senate Leadership for Net Neutrality

    May 9th, 2018 by

    SETDA applauds Senator Markey for introducing S.J.Res.52 to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Regulations (OIR). State Educational Technology Leaders greatly appreciate his desire to restore the OIR and ensure Net Neutrality for the nation’s schools and other broadband users. SETDA’s members share an unwavering commitment to expanding broadband access to unserved and under-served […]

  • SETDA Applauds Congress’s Decision to Increase ESSA-TITLE IV Funding

    March 22nd, 2018 by

    State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Executive Director Tracy Weeks today issued the following statement praising Congress for increasing funding for ESSA-Title IV, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program, in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill: “SETDA applauds Congress’s recognition that SSAEG funding needs to increase to help States and districts serve their […]

  • SETDA Advocates for Funding Flexibility for States

    February 13th, 2018 by

    President Trump released his proposed FY19 Budget yesterday.  Sadly, this proposal eliminates several important Federal education programs. Of particular interest to state digital learning leaders is the elimination of Title II funds which are used for Professional Learning as well as the elimination of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants, also known as […]

  • 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, […]

  • SETDA Urges FCC to Protect School Broadband Access

    November 30th, 2017 by

    On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote, on a Declaratory Report and Order, and a second Order that together will eliminate the agency’s Net Neutrality regulations. The targeted regulations place limitations on internet service providers, including prohibiting them from blocking or degrading internet traffic, or selling ‘fast lanes’ that prioritize particular internet services […]

  • In the Thanksgiving: SETDA’s 15 Years

    November 23rd, 2016 by

    Since 2001, SETDA has served and supported educational technology leaders across the country from Alaska to Maine, Florida to Hawaii and as far away as Guam and American Samoa. Our state members, corporate partners, affiliates and alliance partners have rallied to support the implementation of digital learning opportunities in K-12 education from basic infrastructure to […]

  • State Leaders Impacting Students’ Lives – Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 2nd, 2016 by

    SETDA serves and supports state leaders from across the nation as well as territories from as far away as American Samoa, the Common Wealth of the Mariana Islands and Guam. Our members, state leaders, in turn support districts and schools in their state that in-turn support teachers and students directly. SETDA might appear to be the 5 […]

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