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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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ISTE Urges Congress to Power the Transition to Digital Learning

ISTE Urges Congress to Power the Transition to Digital Learning

04/16/2015

Topics: Advocacy

Nonprofit applauds U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee for adopting I-TECH in ESEA

Washington, D.C. — April 16, 2015 —The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) applauds yesterday's bi-…

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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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Safeguarding student data: When students are connected, they must be protected

Safeguarding student data: When students are connected, they must be protected

04/01/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Digital Citizenship

From the White House to the playhouse, the nation is demanding safeguards for student data privacy like never before.

" "If we are going to be connected, we need to be protected," " quipped President Barack Obama in January 2015 as he championed…

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Bev Perdue: A pioneer in education innovation, reform

Bev Perdue: A pioneer in education innovation, reform

04/01/2015

Topics: Advocacy

When times get tough, education can thank Bev Perdue for pitching in to find solutions that impact today and the future.

Perdue, who became the first woman to serve as governor of North Carolina in 2008, dedicated her governorship to.

Today, Gov. Perdue considers her…

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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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Chairman of senate education committee releases draft legislation for ESEA reauthorization

Chairman of senate education committee releases draft legislation for ESEA reauthorization

01/23/2015

Topics: Advocacy

Senator Alexander's discussion draft, would update No Child Left Behind and greatly reduce the federal role in education. If passed, the bill would consolidate most programs into block grants and let states decide how best to…

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