Policy Issues


SIIA Opens 2014 Vision K-20 Survey

The Vision K-20 survey consists of questions related to 21st century learning, differentiated instruction, mobile/online access, assessment tools, enterprise support, and demographics. It's meant to be used as a benchmarking tool for individual institutions while also compiling aggregate data for a national report to be released at a later date.

Top executives from 50 diverse companies came together today to urge the FCC to modernize the E-rate program to help bring broadband to schools in the United States.

50 Top Execs Urge E-Rate Modernization To Propel Broadband in Schools

Top executives from 50 diverse companies came together today to urge the FCC to modernize the E-rate program to help bring broadband to schools in the United States.

NY Teachers: Put Common Core on Hiatus

This weekend's decision by the board of the New York State teachers union to demand that the state pull out of the upcoming Common Core tests -- at least for a while -- may start a domino effect across the country, emboldening teachers in other states to push back against the new assessments.

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Do Corporate Philanthropists Have a Seat at the Education Policy Table? Duncan: 'Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth'

Is there a corporate agenda in the United States Department of Education? According to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, no.

Concerns over Student Data Privacy Widespread Among Americans

A new national poll released today shows that the vast majority of Americans have concerns about student data privacy and the potential use of such data for commercial purposes.

Microsoft Calls for Student Privacy Commitment from Cloud Industry

In a week of heated rhetoric over student privacy, Microsoft has issued a call to industry to commit to protecting student data, at least as it pertains to student data in the cloud.

Will Net Neutrality Ruling Doom Education to Second-Class Status?

Education could well see major changes to how it's able to deliver learning content to students with this week's ruling by a federal court on the Open Internet (Net Neutrality) Order.

Brief: Budget Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk

The Senate today passed a $1.1 trillion budget that includes $70.6 billion for education.

Obama Administration Calls for Input on Accelerating New Learning Technologies

The Obama administration is asking education leaders for their ideas on accelerating the development of high-impact learning technologies.

House Passes Appropriations Bill, Ed Budget Down Slightly at $70 Billion, Low Income Students and Early Ed Look To Be Winners

Congress is close to approving a $1 trillion bill to fund the government for 2014 and 2015 that teeters in between the wishes put forward by the White House, the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The bill passed in the United States House of Representatives today 359-67 and will next be taken up in the Senate.

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