Education Technology Leaders Trumpet Historic E-Rate Cap Increase

Washington, DC (December 11, 2014) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) – the professional association for K-12 district technology leaders – today applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approving a $1.5 billion annual funding boost to the federal E-rate program.

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger said:

“The FCC’s action today is a triumph for learning that reflects the world we live in and enables more personalized education.

Study Groups Can Help You Get Started as a CETL

CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) program is designed to guarantee that you’ve mastered the knowledge and skills you need to give your district a 21st century learning environment. We know all of our members are capable of earning the CETL, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy process.  But never fear – we can help make it easier for you. One of the most important things you can do is consider starting or joining a study group.

CoSN Issues Four Tech Action Steps for Superintendents

Washington, DC (November 18, 2014) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) today released its second professional learning module for superintendents, titled “Four Action Steps for Strengthening the Technology Leadership Team.” Developed in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the guidelines further expand CoSN’s The Empowered Superintendent initiative and will strengthen the collaboration among school system leaders.

AASA, CoSN, and NSBA Team to ‘Lead the Digital Leap’

Washington, DC (October 30, 2014) – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), and NSBA (National School Boards Association) today launched Leading the Digital Leap – a joint campaign empowering K-12 superintendents, district technology leaders, and school boards to strengthen their digital advocacy and enable digital learning in their districts. 

2015 Massachusetts CTO Clinic

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Massachusetts CTO Clinic. The event, Privacy and Security in a Digital World, brought together leaders from around the state and the region to discuss pressing topics in education technology. Clinic themes included: privacy implications in cloud computing, data use agreements & vendor certifications, data security policies, and privacy safety training.

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston - Milford
11 Beaver Street
Milford, MA 01757

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What do you need to know about the new E-rate?

E-rate reform has been a hot issue in ed tech for the past year, but all the conversations swirling around it can confuse what you really need to know. This summer, the FCC took the next step in E-rate reform, approving important changes to the program. The changes mostly concern: closing the Wi-Fi gap, maximizing E-rate spending, and making the E-rate administration and application processes more efficient.

A new House Bill would take control of the E-rate away from the FCC