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November 19, 2018: What do midterm election outcomes mean for education? 

September 27, 2018: ISTE Encouraged by Funding for Education, Raises Concerns Regarding Clarity of How Title IV-A Funds Can Be Spent 

August 23, 2018: ISTE Strongly Opposes Using Federal Education Funding to Buy Guns for Schools 

July 25, 2018: ISTE Optimistic About Focus on Preparing Next-Generation Teachers 

May 18, 2018: Washington State Adopts Educational Technology Standards 

May 16, 2018: Statement from ISTE CEO Richard Culatta on Senate Net Neutrality Vote 

May 3, 2018: Resources You Need to Direct Edtech Finds Your Way! (PDF)

March 21, 2018: "ISTE Says American Students Benefit from Congressional Support of Tech and Teaching in Funding Bill"

March 22, 2018: Funding bill supports edtech, teachers | PDF 

February 13, 2018: "ISTE CEO Richard Culatta Disappointed by President Donald Trump’s Proposed Budget for FY 2019 that Eliminates Programs that Support Educators"

February 9, 2018: "Governors’ State of the States Signal the Beginning of New Era for Edtech, Says ISTE

December 11, 2017: "Educators to Reinforce Importance of Technology Policies and Investment

November 30, 2017: "Vermont State Board of Education Adopts Updated ISTE Standards for Students

October 18, 2017: "Connecticut Becomes First State to Endorse ISTE Standards

September 6, 2017: "ISTE Applauds Senate Investment in Professional Development, Expresses Concerns Over Low Edtech Funding Levels"

July 24, 2017: "Educator Standards make their way into Texas law"

July 14, 2017: "ISTE Carefully Watching Congress as Education Dollars for Local Schools and Students Face Uncertain Futures

May 9, 2017: National Day of Advocacy for Edtech, May 11 | PDF 

April 1, 2017: "ISTE says funding for school technology needs more attention in next budget deal



Quarterly Newsletters

December 2018: Just released: ISTE guide to using ESSA

July 2018: Your voice is making a difference!

April 2018: Congress invests in edtech

January 2018: 2017 edtech advocacy roundup | PDF

October 2017: Federal Funding Update: Title II-A’s survival prospects improve, TITLE IV-A again underfunded

May 2017: Trump signs FY17 spending deal, proposes FY18 budget | PDF


Advocacy Blog and Magazine Articles

Karen Richardson

Take Action: Make equity, diversity part of advocacy efforts


Topics: Advocacy

Take Action: Make equity, diversity part of advocacy efforts

When someone talks about advocacy, what do you think about? You may imagine ISTE members walking the halls of Congress or…


Jon Corippo, chief learning officer of CUE

Partnerships net critical resolution that makes edtech a priority


Topics: Advocacy

California schools are funded at a per-pupil level that currently places them at somewhere between 46th and 49th out of 50 states. This lack of funding is compounded by the fact that the cost of living in most…


Janice Mertes explains why leadership matters for edech funding.

State leadership matters for edtech funding


Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

In Wisconsin, the goal of the Digital Learning and Technology team is to help our state’s educators leverage digital tools to increase student engagement and outcomes, rather than to develop educators’…


ISTE Carefully Watching Congress as Education Dollars for Local Schools and Students Face Uncertain Futures


Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding, Course of Mind

WASHINGTON, DC - July 14, 2017 - The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is anxiously following Congress as it eyes a slight increase in funding for education technology while also looking to severely curtail investments…


Passion drives Nemko to advocate for ed tech

Passion drives Nemko to advocate for ed tech


Topics: Advocacy, Education leadership

There’s no great secret to being an effective advocate for technology in education, says Barbara Nemko, the longtime Napa County (California) Superintendent of Schools.

“You can’t be an advocate unless you’re passionate about it, too,” she said.


Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most

Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most


Topics: Advocacy

In its purest form, advocacy aims to guarantee that the voices of the underrepresented are heard when decisions directly impact their rights, lives and best interests.

When it comes to education, all advocacy efforts should focus first on securing what’s not available to…