Policy and Advocacy

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.

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.  

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