Are Trump's Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a 'Body Blow' to K-12 Ed-Tech?

After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds altogether.

Improving Mobile Learning, Cybersecurity Among Top Priorities for School IT Leaders

Improving mobile learning and broadband capacity and preventing cyber intrusions are three top priorities for district tech leaders, a survey by the Consortium for School […]

Ed Groups Push Schools to Embrace Online Assessments

National groups representing school board members, superintendents, and ed-tech officials want to help schools transition to online assessments.

COSN IT Leadership Survey 2016

COSN IT Leadership Survey 2016: Top 10 Key Findings from the 2016 IT Leadership Survey 1. Broadband...

New Seal of Approval for Districts Protecting Student Data

CoSN's "Trusted Learning Environment" seal aims to give parents confidence that schools are going "above and beyond."

CoSN Calls Broadband Access Outside School a 'Civil Right' for Students

The Consortium for School Networking issued a report intended to help districts gather information about off-school connectivity and then provide solutions for students lacking access.

Fast, Affordable Internet Remains Challenge for Many Schools, Survey Finds

Fewer than half of district leaders surveyed said all their schools are meeting FCC Internet-connectivity targets, citing money as the biggest barrier to progress.

Ed-Tech Groups Give Thumbs Up to K-12 Tech Amendment in ESEA Rewrite

Although it's just a first step, bipartisan support for the "I-TECH" amendment by the Senate Education Committee is seen as positive by ed-tech advocates.

Ed Tech Moves Into the Spotlight for Education Beat Reporters

Despite fragmented beats and limited time, education reporters are paying increased attention to technology issues in schools, say both outside observers and journalists themselves.

E-Rate Funding Requests Booming; Application Deadline Extended

Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.

Gender Gap in K-12 Ed-Tech Leadership Persists, Survey Finds

Women in K-12 information-technology leadership positions continue to face a pay- and prestige-gap, according to new survey information.

We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Assessment readiness is the number-one priority for K-12 ed-tech leaders, but fewer than 30 percent report being ready for new online exams.

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