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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

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
 

Passion drives Nemko to advocate for ed tech

Passion drives Nemko to advocate for ed tech

12/27/2018

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.

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Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most

Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most

12/19/2018

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…

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Advocacy with a capital WHY

Advocacy with a capital WHY

09/21/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

“People at work are thirsting for context, yearning to know that what they do contributes to the larger whole.”

I’m certain that when Daniel Pink wrote this, he wasn’t thinking specifically of advocacy. Yet this quote helps answer the question as to why one would become…

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Customize learning with Google Forms

Customize learning with Google Forms

08/31/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards

We know that students do not all learn the same way. Some need a great deal of repetition to learn new material while others can see it once and have it down. Some need absolute quiet to learn while others feel uncomfortable with too much stillness. One might prefer reading while another…

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Partner to amplify advocacy efforts at the highest levels

Partner to amplify advocacy efforts at the highest levels

06/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy and funding

When efforts to streamline teacher licensing in Massachusetts recently took an unexpected turn, a cadre of organizations, led by ISTE affiliate MassCUE, united to support educators. This effort is an amazing example of how partnerships in the education community can have a real and lasting…

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Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

06/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

Advocacy, in education and elsewhere, involves working individually and as a group to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems and institutions. But advocacy involves more than providing testimony to your local, state or federal elected officials to influence…

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