Policy Issues


ISTE: Federal Budget Priorities Don't Match Rhetoric

The Obama administration's FY 2013 education budget has rankled at least one education technology group. This week, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) issued a formal statement decrying the continued absence of federal funding targeted specifically to education technology.

Feds Look To Accelerate E-Textbook Adoption with 'Digital Textbook Playbook'

FCC Chairman Genachowski Wednesday called for digital textbooks for every American student within the next five years.

Report: 4 Keys to Educational Data Systems

While every state in the United States has built up the capacity to collect meaningful longitudinal data related to education, no states are doing all that's necessary to make sure data will be used effectively by stakeholders, according to a report released Wednesday by Data Quality Campaign.

Emphasizing Responsibility in Mobile AUPs

As more schools turn to mobile technology, policy around the technology is coming to the fore, and it's not all about Do's and Don'ts.

SIIA Names 2012 Education Division Directors

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Education Division has selected its board of directors for 2012.

Setting the Pace for Digital Initiatives

Piedmont City Schools (AL) Superintendent Matt Akin discusses how his small district is setting the pace when it comes to the use of technology, creating a class of responsible digital citizens, and beginning an E-Rate-funded program that will deliver high-speed internet to every student's home.

Funds For Learning Seeks Rural Broadband Funds for E-Rate Expansion

A company that provides E-Rate compliance services is making a public plea to the Federal Communications Commission to divert funds set aside for the expanding rural broadband in order to expand deployment in schools and libraries, no matter where they're located.

CoSN Invites 13 Districts To Develop Digital Media Best Practices

The Consortium for School Networking, a professional association for educators, district officials and technology professionals, has selected 13 school districts to take part in an effort to develop digital media best practices in K-12 education to encourage innovation.

More Than Half of U.S. Districts Have Students in Distance Learning Programs

A majority of public school districts in the United States have students who participate in distance education courses at some level, according to data released by the National Center for Education Statistics. But the most of those districts aren't delivering the education themselves.

Report: State Data Systems Progress, Though Key Challenges Remain

Education data coalition urges changes to certification and licensure to ensure competency in teachers' and administrators' understanding of data.

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