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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.
 

CoSN & AASA Launch Partnership to Bolster Digital Learning Environments in America's School Systems

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, have launched a partnership committed to building a community of engaged superintendents and other school system leaders who have the skills and knowledge to bolster dynamic digital learning environments on behalf of K-12 students.

CoSN Establishes Memorial Fund to Honor Education Icon, Charles Blaschke

CoSN today announced the creation of The Blaschke Fund to support emerging leaders in education technology policy and advocacy.
 
The memorial fund honors the late-industry giant Charles Blaschke, who conducted pioneering research and analysis on the ever-changing U.S. education landscape for over 50 years.
 

CoSN Launches New Academy for Early Career K-12 EdTech Leaders

CoSN today launched the Early Career K-12 CTO Academy – a program to help new chief technology officers enhance their leadership skills.  
 
Designed for education technology directors with fewer than four years of experience, the first-of-its-kind program will provide new career CTOs with practical strategies to use in their school systems and carry throughout their professional careers. The program is developed in collaboration with DellEMC.
 

CoSN Issues Updated Toolkit to Tackle Nation’s “Homework Gap”

 
CoSN today released an updated version of its digital equity toolkit, titled “Supporting Students & Families in Out-of-School Learning.” The resource, which provides school leaders with strategies to help students and families who do not have adequate Internet access at home, includes a new section on how districts can partner with their local governments and communities to improve digital equity.
 

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