Policy and Advocacy

CoSN Applauds FCC’s Extension of Timeline for Emergency Connectivity Fund Applications

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement recognizing the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) announcement of over $5 billion in Emergency Connectivity Fund Program requests and applauding the Commission’s decision to provide a second application window to enable the submission of additional project applications.

CoSN Applauds the Unanimous, Bipartisan Approval of the $7 Billion Program to Address Homework Gap

For over two decades, CoSN's advocacy efforts have focused on ubiquitous broadband access for K12 students to support equitable educational opportunities. Most recently, CoSN has advocated for emergency federal funding to support student off-campus broadband access per the pandemic. This week the $7.1 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) program was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and guidelines for program implementation were released.

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.

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 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.