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New Report: Top Five Tech Tools Enabling Innovation in K-12 Education

 CoSN today issued the final report in its annual Driving K-12 Innovation series: “2020 Tech Enablers.” The report explores the top five technology tools improving education this year by enabling innovation and facilitating adaptation during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

New Back-to-School Rubric v 2.0 Provides School Leaders Critical Readiness Assessment Tool

“As school district leaders work tirelessly on back-to school plans, the ability to assess readiness for online learning and other top priorities is critical to success,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “This new rubric is a unique and highly valuable tool that will help leaders ‘kick the tires’ as they gear up for blended and fully virtual learning and returning to school in the fall.”  

CoSN Issues Statement on White House Criticism of Distance Learning

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on the recent criticism of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic by Trump Administration senior officials:
 
“During this COVID-19 emergency, distance learning saved school districts from having to cancel instruction altogether.
 

CoSN Honors the EdTech Leaders Shaping the Future of America’s Schools

CoSN has announced the winners of its annual education technology awards. They were honored during the organization’s Annual Conference, which occurred virtually May 19-21. The 2020 winners are leading edtech experts, innovators, and schools districts from across the country who are working to enhance the teaching and learning process for all students with technology.
 
CoSN’s 2020 award winners are:
 

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.

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.
 

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