The drumbeat continues in Washington, D.C., as Congress
works to update the nation’s major K-12 law, and ISTE members are raising
our voices requesting a dedicated education technology program in the next
version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly referred
to as the No Child Left Behind Act.
We are thrilled to share that two prominent senators are championing digital
learning legislation. Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Patty Murray
(D-Washington), have introduced the Enhancing Education Through Technology Act
of 2015 (EETT15) that would help states, districts and schools offer
professional learning opportunities and acquire digital tools and content. This
important policy initiative would:
- Provide teachers, principals and district administrators with the
professional learning and support to increase college-and-career readiness,
close achievement gaps and engage all students.
- Help school districts acquire digital tools and content designed to meet
their local needs.
- Empower educators and parents to make decisions based on data, protect
student privacy and ensure data security.
ISTE is leading the charge in advocating for a separate digital learning
program within ESEA. Please take a few moments to check out our ESEA
timeline and read the latest news and ISTE letters on this important
legislation that will impact classrooms across the country.
And don’t forget to share
your ideas with Congress. Together, our Voices Carry!