IT Management

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall
 
Respondents Predict Continued Remote Learning and Highlight the Need for Federal Assistance for At-home Connectivity
 

CoSN’s EdTech Leader Certification Program Is First of Its Kind to Earn Accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

CoSN today announced that its Certified Education Technology Leader™ (CETL®) program has earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), making it the first program of its kind to do so.
 

EdTech Leaders Cite Cybersecurity as No. 1 Priority, Critical IT Infrastructure Updates Needed

CoSN today released a new report, combining the results of the organization’s long-standing IT Leadership and Infrastructure surveys, to give school districts and policymakers a holistic understanding of the K-12 IT landscape.
 

CoSN Welcomes COVID-19 Stimulus Package’s E-Learning Down Payment

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement in support of the Education Stabilization Fund provision of the U.S. COVID-19 stimulus package released by Congress:
 
 
“CoSN applauds Congress for recognizing the need to provide general emergency assistance to school districts across the country, as they work to ensure health and safety, while also supporting teaching and learning, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The K-12 Emergency Fund’s allowable investment in online learning is a helpful first step.

EdTech Community Educates Congress on Policy Priorities in COVID-19 Era

Today more than 60 of the nation’s education technology leaders will virtually meet with Congress, the Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to discuss actionable policy priorities that will enable America’s K-12 digital learning transformation. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been timelier for policymakers to understand the requirements for utilizing online learning in an equitable way.
 

CoSN and ASBO International Team Up on New Resource to Enhance Collaboration Between School Technology & Business Leaders

 
CoSN and ASBO International today unveiled for their members a new toolkit that will help chief technology officers (CTOs) collaborate more effectively with school business officials (SBOs) to tackle common issues, streamline district operations and focus on student success.
 

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and MindRocket Media Group Launch New Podcast Series to Support K-12 EdTech Leaders in the Digital Age

CoSN and MindRocket Media Group today launched The CoSN Podcast, designed to digitally support K-12 school district technology leaders with timely insights from recognized experts in the field. The first episode is available now on all major platforms and features an interview with Beth Holland, CoSN Project Director — Digital Equity and Rural Initiatives.
 

Technology Budgets: Moving from Capital Expense (CapEx) to Operational Expense (OpEx)

Information technology budgets involve significant expenditures, but there is more than one way to pay the bills. Identifying when it is advantageous to use capital funds versus operational funds can help districts build efficient and sustainable budgets to support their technology footprint.
 
What is the difference between a capital expense and operational expense? 
 

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