Policy and Advocacy

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.

Deliver on Digital Equity Promise in Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Washington, DC (February 10, 2016) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget request to Congress:

“Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) renewed a federal commitment to promoting digital equity and transformation in our school systems. Passage, however, was just the first step to fulfilling this commitment and ensuring educators and students benefit from ESSA’s technology components.

Advancing School Leadership on Data Privacy Day – and Beyond

On January 28, we recognize Data Privacy Day for the benefit of all students and learning environments worldwide.

Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), this international occasion is an annual commitment to growing the awareness of and strengthening student privacy practices. It is also about creating and fostering trust in all school systems.

Everyone in education plays a critical role in ensuring the protection of personal information – and CoSN is proud to be at the forefront.

Administration’s New National Education Technology Plan Provides Critical Focus on School Leadership and Digital Equity

Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today commended the Administration’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP).

The visionary plan shows how technology is transforming the learning experience and identifies steps that communities can take to further support teaching and learning through digital resources. 

ESSA Passage Advances National Commitment to Education Technology

Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on congressional passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

“We applaud the House and Senate for approving the Every Student Succeeds Act and sending it to the President for his signature.

Every Student Succeeds Act Is a ‘Renewed, Long-Awaited Commitment’ to Digital Equity

Washington, D.C. (December 1, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

“On behalf of its members, CoSN urges the House and Senate to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act – legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act – for the President’s signature without delay.