Advocacy

Capitol Hill

CoSN is working to advance policies that provide sustainable and robust investment in the technology required to power next-generation learning environments. We provide our members with the resources and knowledge necessary to be effective advocates at the Federal and State levels. Our current policy efforts focus on implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), providing high capacity broadband for all students in schools and at home, seeking substantial funding for technology programs and protecting student data.  

What's New? 

CoSN Education Technology News - Updated April 19, 2017
Significant partisan disagreements on education policy are emerging in the 115th Congress and the Trump Administration. CoSN will provide updates to keep you informed. 

2017 Archived policy alerts

Statement on President Trump's FY18 Budget Proposal 

The Trump Administration published a blueprint of the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request asking for a significant decrease ($9 billion or 13 percent) in the U.S. Department of Education’s budget. The document does not provide details on every program, and there is no mention of ESSA Title IV, Part A — the flexible block grant program that provides districts with funding for educational technology. The full budget is not expected to be released until April or May.
 
CEO Keith Krueger issued the following statement
 
"CoSN opposes the Trump Administration's irresponsible and shortsighted proposal to cut the Department of Education budget by $9 billion. Growing the nation's economy depends on investing in our students and teachers over the long run — not short-changing them, as the proposal would do. We urge the Administration and our nation’s leaders to make this critical investment in any spending plan."
 

CoSn's call to action to president-Elect trump and the new congress

cosn's state advocacy toolkit

review cosn's 2016 policy impact here

Keith's video message on advocacy

message from CoSN CEO Keith Krueger on advocacy. Join the network to stay up to date on the issues and make your voice heard.

Attend the Annual Advocacy Dinner and Auction

Each year, CoSN hosts an Advocacy Dinner and Auction as part of our Annual Conference. Save the date for the next dinner and auction, April 4 in Chicago, IL.

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Your donation supports educator advocates, underwrites CoSN’s professional policy experts, and builds advocacy tools. Our efforts would not be possible without your generous support. Become a Friend of Advocacy and make an individual or corporate donation.