WASHINGTON. D.C. - March 11, 2019 - Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), released the following statement about the administration’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2020:

“Yet again we are disappointed by the budget proposal release today by the administration and must count on bipartisan support in Congress to protect needed funding levels for America’s schools, in particular for teacher professional development. It is unacceptable that the administration continues to leave out such funding in its budget guidance. Our members strongly advocate to keep funding levels for Titles II-A and IV-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act at the levels Congress intended when it passed the law. This budget proposal is woefully inadequate, in particular as teachers already pay significant amounts out of their own pockets for education support. This administration is jeopardizing teachers’ ability to effectively prepare students for future careers that will support economic growth and stability.”###

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.
ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the world’s most influential edtech events. The organization’s professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education. For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit iste.org. Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.