Policy Issues


Scenario Learning Releases 'Active Shooter for Administrators' Safety Course

Written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn, the online course outlines evidence-based methods that school and district administrators can use to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

SETDA Releases Brief on Accessible Resources

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.

100 Ed Tech Leaders Call on FCC To Update E-rate

A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.

SETDA, Creative Commons Partner on Digital Resource Policy Brief

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has partnered with Creative Commons United States to release a policy brief on the effective and legal use of digital content created by teachers.

Postsecondary Leaders Form Coalition To Support Common Core Standards

More than 200 representatives from colleges and universities across 33 states have banded together to form Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a new coalition designed to support Common Core State Standards as a key strategy for improving student success.

Missouri Lawmakers Reach Common Core Compromise

As the Common Core State Standards crashed in the Carolinas and Oklahoma last week, Missouri lawmakers reached a compromise on the standards designed to keep them in place for at least two years.

E-Rate Demand Increasing

Demand for E-rate funding is increasing, especially in rural and remote districts, according to a new report.

NASSP to Feds: Abandon Punitive Policies Under ESEA

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling on policymakers at all levels to ease the transition to college and career standards. Among the group's proposals is a lifting of punitive measures currently in effect under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and providing "significant financial resources for states to implement college and career ready standards and the related assessments with fidelity."

Virginia First in Broadband Evaluation Pilot

Virginia will begin a statewide pilot program whose aim is to deliver high-speed broadband to schools while bringing costs down.

Cost of WiFi in Schools: $800 Million per Year

A new analysis of America's schools shows that it will cost $800 million per year to bring high-speed broadband to 99 percent of the student population, one of the goals of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.

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