The State EdTech Trends survey and report is the first attempt to track how state education agencies and policymakers are adapting to a digital world post-pandemic while also identifying state priorities relating to technology and education.
The K-12 Cybersecurity Landscape Scan is the first release from SETDA’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Collaborative, and represents the pressing needs and priorities of state members as they work together to strengthen K-12 cybersecurity readiness.
On June 30, we released our latest research brief, Open Educational Resources: State Policies and Practices, highlighting current state trends, legislation, and recommended best practices to support states in their adoption, development, and curation of OER. Download the research brief here.
From December 2020 through January 2021, SETDA and Dell Technologies designed and shared a survey to understand better the data that states have captured related to digital equity. Thirty-four (34) states and the territory of Guam responded. Questions on the survey focused on data collected during the 2020 – 21 school year by state education agencies (SEAs).
Learn more about how to collect and interpret digital equity data, by reading the findings of the SETDA and Dell Equitable Access Survey Report.
The Role of States in Supporting Data Modernization and Interoperability Throughout the Education Ecosystem
Data modernization and security practices allow educational leaders to provide accurate, secure, and timely data that can be securely exchanged, shared, and connected in order to provide instant understanding of school performance, student attendance, academic performance, or funding from multiple sources. This SETDA brief (July 2021) shares promising practices. from Wisconsin and North Dakota.
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 for all students across a state, SEAs can provide direction and resources to help ensure that all students, regardless of location, race, language, special needs or socio-economic barriers have access to quality digital learning experiences.
The Congressional Research Service issued the following report highlighting models of state broadband leadership and solutions to inform plans around efficiently delivering broadband to all areas, especially under-served regions:
The report is a close cousin to SETDA’s various iterations of The Broadband Imperative and highlights the great work of many of our SETDA members. We may want to lean on its content to shine a light on our own best-practices programs and argue for CARES Act and other funding sources to expand broadband in our states and regions.
Northshore Learns: Sample Letter to Families – Home Learning Resource, Free Lunches, Childcare & More
Example of a letter home to families with resources and links.
Guidance and resources for remote learning from the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology.
A description of the process and evidence used to verify that a minimum of five clock hours of instruction or school work was provided for each student participating on the e- learning day.