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Get an E-Rate extension

Get an E-Rate extension

12/28/2018

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There’s good news for school districts grappling with recent changes to E-Rate. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which administers the program, is extending the deadline to April 16 for submitting E-…

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Duh! Learning should be collaborative, personalized and tech-supported

Duh! Learning should be collaborative, personalized and tech-supported

12/28/2018

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We know that the ultimate learning experience for students is highly collaborative, personalized, and supported by mobile devices and digital content. So it should come as no surprise that students know this too.

Results from the…

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Ellen Driscoll just says ' 'yes!' ' to ed tech

Ellen Driscoll just says 'yes!' to ed tech

12/28/2018

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Colleagues have tried to give chief technology officer Ellen Driscoll a way out. The Middleboro (Massachusetts) Public Schools CTO is known for taking on all sorts of projects that promote ed tech, even when she’s stretched to the limit.

“You know, you can say ‘no,’” one boss…

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Infographic: Join the ed tech revolution!

Infographic: Join the ed tech revolution!

06/03/2016

Topics: Advocacy, ISTE Conference & Expo, Mobile learning, Online learning

No one doubts that technology has changed the world. And now more than ever, educational technology is changing the way students learn.

Today’s students are entering a workforce — and a world — that demands critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, collaboration and tech…

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Is your school Future Ready?

Is your school Future Ready?

06/29/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Education leadership, Essential Conditions, ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Simply signing the Future Ready pledge doesn’t mean you’ve become a paragon of digital learning. It does mean that you have committed to this direction. That was the message Richard Culatta, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, delivered during a…

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A first step toward dedicated funding for digital learning

A first step toward dedicated funding for digital learning

04/16/2015

Topics: Advocacy, professional learning

Yesterday the senate committee that has jurisdiction over federal education programs voted to include a dedicated digital learning program to its version of the reauthorization of…

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New net neutrality rules just the beginning

New net neutrality rules just the beginning

03/04/2015

Topics: Advocacy

The Federal Communications Commission's new  " "net neutrality" " rules, approved last week by a 3-2 vote, will allow the FCC to regulate broadband as a utility by reclassifying it as a telecommunications service much like phone service.

The order specifically bars broadband providers…

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Senators champion digital learning legislation

Senators champion digital learning legislation

02/11/2015

Topics: Advocacy

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…

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Major changes afoot for the nation' 's largest K-12 Law

Major changes afoot for the nation's largest K-12 Law

01/26/2015

Topics: Advocacy

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) has made a move to significantly alter the No Child Left Behind Act (more commonly referred to these days as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or ESEA). His draft legislation has grabbed headlines for proposed changes to annual testing and teacher…

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Secretary Duncan unveils Obama' 's ESEA reauthorization priorities

Secretary Duncan unveils Obama's ESEA reauthorization priorities

01/23/2015

Topics: Advocacy

Speaking at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan kicked off a flurry of activity around the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act by declaring the need to refresh the law, formerly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB…

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