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ISTE Applauds Funding Increases for Education for FY20

ISTE Applauds Funding Increases for Education for FY20

04/30/2019

Topics: Advocacy and funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), an education nonprofit that aims to use technology to solve tough problems and accelerate…

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Janice Mertes explains why leadership matters for edech funding.

State leadership matters for edtech funding

03/22/2019

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’…

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ISTE CEO Richard Culatta Statement on Administration’s Proposed Budget

03/11/2019

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

WASHINGTON. D.C. - March 11, 2019 - Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), released the following statement about the…

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

07/14/2017

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…

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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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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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When it comes to advocacy, don' 't wait, don' 't whine  work!

When it comes to advocacy, don't wait, don't whine work!

10/01/2017

Topics: Advocacy and funding

When it comes to advocacy at the state level, who among us hasn’t been guilty of simply waiting and whining?

Even when combined with sporadic email blasts, occasional legislative visits and Oliver Twist phone calls, it’s a losing strategy. As it turns out, to get any…

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