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State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, provides flexible funding for states to respond to the COVID-19 emergency in K-12 schools. CARES Act funds allow state and district funds to be spent on resources such as technology tools, professional development for educators, sanitation of buildings, and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Federal Aid, Pandemics, Federal Legislation
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The advent of new technologies and increased access to robust connectivity is reshaping the K-12 landscape for teaching and learning. School districts nationwide are leveraging digital instructional materials and resources to deliver transformative and impactful personalized learning opportunities for students and to enhance the administrative…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Academic Achievement, Technology Uses in Education
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The advent of new technologies and increased access to robust connectivity is reshaping the K-12 landscape for teaching and learning. School districts nationwide are leveraging digital instructional materials and resources to deliver transformative and impactful personalized learning opportunities for students and to enhance the administrative…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Academic Achievement, Technology Uses in Education
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its state member leaders play a pivotal role in driving high-speed broadband access to all students to best prepare them for college and careers. Complementing the 2016 "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" (see ED569341), this publication…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
Connecticut is committed to ensuring scalable, high-performance, cost-efficient broadband to its public schools and libraries. The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology (Commission), created in 2000, serves as the educational technology advisor to schools, libraries, and institutions of higher education and started with a mission to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Access to Computers
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) created the Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS) authorizing the Office of Education Technology (OET) within the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to provide internet access to all school districts. One of the key components included in the legislation was the development of a technology…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Access to Computers
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
Since 1993, at the regional level, the Minnesota Education Technology Networks (METN), a cooperative of regional networks, provides regional network development, support and leadership to Minnesota school districts. METN member cooperatives provide network coordination, procurement, and other support to help school districts acquire and manage…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Access to Computers
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
This report summarizes current state policies and practices in the selection and implementation of digital instructional materials. It is based on the 2019 updates to the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) online portal. Since its inception in 2015, DMAPS has been updated annually and expanded to include new…
Descriptors: State Policy, Instructional Materials, Educational Policy, Educational Technology
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2018
This publication highlights how state leaders tackle data interoperability with the emergence of data standards for student information, assessment, digital content, and other educational applications. While states are at various maturity levels for interoperability, each state shares goals for interoperability, the drivers for those goals,…
Descriptors: Data, Information Management, State Government, Private Sector
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2018
State education leaders are committed to providing leadership to ensure that all students have access to personalized, engaging learning experiences supported by digital instructional materials and resources. With the transformation to digital learning, more and more states are enacting policies and guidelines to support the implementation and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Instructional Materials, Educational Opportunities, Educational Technology
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2018
This publication highlights how state policies and guidance are supporting the transformation to personalized learning through digital instructional materials. Specifically, the report includes personalized learning approaches and the policies and processes around the selection, curation, procurement, professional learning and funding of digital…
Descriptors: State Policy, Individualized Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Fox, Christine; Cougan, Monica; Little, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2017
Providing access to robust connectivity is critical to ensuring today's students are college and career ready. As such, federal, state, and district-level leaders have dedicated a significant amount of time, effort, and resources toward improving our schools' external broadband access, including both Internet access and wide area network (WAN).…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Networks, Educational Planning, Telecommunications
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
In this report, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) builds upon the research and recommendations from prior publications with a focus on the role of state leadership in supporting districts and schools to increase high-speed connectivity and access for students and educators. SETDA firmly believes that high-speed broadband…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Information, Educational Technology, Usability
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
Acree, Lauren; Fox, Christine – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2015
States are striving to support the expansion of technology tools and resources in K-12 education through state policies, programs, and funding in order to provide digital learning opportunities for all students. This paper highlights examples of states with policies in support of five key areas: (1) innovative funding streams and policy; (2)…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Action, State Aid, Funding Formulas
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