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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"
July 2018: Your voice is making a difference!
April 2018: Congress invests in edtech
Advocacy Blog and Magazine Articles
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.
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…
“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…
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…
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…
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…