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EdTech Community Continues Conversation on 2021 Policy Priorities with FCC and Department of Education

More than 80 education technology leaders from 37 states yesterday returned virtually for meetings in Washington, D.C. with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Education (ED) policymakers to discuss their COVID-19 pandemic experiences and advocate for actionable policies that support digital learning.
 

Student Connectivity -- There is no one-size-fits all approach!

Reliable broadband connectivity like utilities needs to be a requirement and service that is available to each and every student in today’s world. Addressing the value of quality, broadband connectivity access to any student, educator, or administrator is a perfect example of preaching to the choir. Though the pandemic has made it one of the most important and urgent problems to solve, this has been a necessity and fundamental requirement for a decent educational experience for Pre-K to graduate students.  
 

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.
 

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