IT Management

EdTech Community Continues Conversation on 2021 Policy Priorities with FCC and Department of Education

More than 80 education technology leaders from 37 states yesterday returned virtually for meetings in Washington, D.C. with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Education (ED) policymakers to discuss their COVID-19 pandemic experiences and advocate for actionable policies that support digital learning.
 

CoSN Honors EdTech Champions Driving Innovation in U.S. School Districts During 2021 Annual Conference

CoSN today announced this year’s education technology award winners during its Annual Conference. The 2021 winners are individuals and groups that are driving innovative teaching and learning in school districts across the United States by championing the equitable use of technology in both in-person and virtual classrooms.
 
CoSN’s 2021 award winners are:
 

New Report: Top Five Tech Tools Enabling Innovation in K-12 Education

 CoSN today issued the final report in its annual Driving K-12 Innovation series: “2020 Tech Enablers.” The report explores the top five technology tools improving education this year by enabling innovation and facilitating adaptation during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

New Back-to-School Rubric v 2.0 Provides School Leaders Critical Readiness Assessment Tool

“As school district leaders work tirelessly on back-to school plans, the ability to assess readiness for online learning and other top priorities is critical to success,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “This new rubric is a unique and highly valuable tool that will help leaders ‘kick the tires’ as they gear up for blended and fully virtual learning and returning to school in the fall.”  

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall
 
Respondents Predict Continued Remote Learning and Highlight the Need for Federal Assistance for At-home Connectivity
 

CoSN’s EdTech Leader Certification Program Is First of Its Kind to Earn Accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

CoSN today announced that its Certified Education Technology Leader™ (CETL®) program has earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), making it the first program of its kind to do so.
 

EdTech Leaders Cite Cybersecurity as No. 1 Priority, Critical IT Infrastructure Updates Needed

CoSN today released a new report, combining the results of the organization’s long-standing IT Leadership and Infrastructure surveys, to give school districts and policymakers a holistic understanding of the K-12 IT landscape.
 

CoSN Welcomes COVID-19 Stimulus Package’s E-Learning Down Payment

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement in support of the Education Stabilization Fund provision of the U.S. COVID-19 stimulus package released by Congress:
 
 
“CoSN applauds Congress for recognizing the need to provide general emergency assistance to school districts across the country, as they work to ensure health and safety, while also supporting teaching and learning, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The K-12 Emergency Fund’s allowable investment in online learning is a helpful first step.

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