Policy and Advocacy

Open Up Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources, School Technology Leaders Urge White House

Washington, D.C. (August 5, 2015) — CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), along with a broad coalition of more than 85 education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations, called on the White House to make federally funded educational materials available as Open Educational Resources (OER). The groups request that the materials be free to use, share, and improve.

Student Privacy Bill Introduced in Senate—School System Tech Leaders Urge Thoughtful Approach Ahead

Washington, DC (July 15, 2015) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on the privacy bill introduced by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Steve Daines (R-MT):

“Protecting student data is a responsibility that requires deep commitment from school leaders, educators, and community members.

School Technology Leaders Applaud Passage of Every Child Achieves Act

Washington, DC (July 16, 2015) – Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), today issued the following statement on the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, S. 1177:

“The benefits of learning, especially on a personalized level, empowered through technology are proven in schools nationwide.  

ESEA Reauthorization Must Bridge Digital Homework Gap for All Students

Washington, DC (July 8, 2015) – Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), today applauded Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) for proposing critical education technology additions to S.1177 (the Every Child Achieves Act).

Krueger issued the following statement:

“Student learning is no longer confined to inside school walls and doors. Digital access keeps our students – and their desire to learn – connected and thriving at all times.

Digital Learning Equity Act Takes Important Step to Reduce Digital Inequities

Washington, DC (June 18, 2015) – Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015:

“We applaud Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) for recognizing that student learning doesn’t begin and stop at school doors. Through digital resources and connectivity, it continues with students right to their homes and outside of school.

K-12 Technology Leader to U.S. House: ‘Avoid Overreaching’ on Student Privacy; Balanced Approach Will Best Support Educational Achievement

Washington, DC (February 12, 2015) – Sheryl Abshire, Chief Technology Officer for Calcasieu Parish Public Schools in Louisiana, testified today before the House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on school technology and student privacy.

Abshire, a member of CoSN’s (Consortium for School Networking’s) Board of Directors, said:

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