Ed Tech Headlines

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.

NMC and CoSN Release the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition

Philadelphia, PA (June 29, 2015) — The New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in K-12 education.

Download this year's report (produced with NMC) to get a sense of emerging trends in ed tech!

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.  

Digital Learning Equity Act Takes Important Step to Reduce Digital Inequities

Washington, DC (June 18, 2015) – Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015:

“We applaud Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) for recognizing that student learning doesn’t begin and stop at school doors. Through digital resources and connectivity, it continues with students right to their homes and outside of school.

Refurbished Computers – Not So Fast

A few years ago, we finally got to the point where most school districts had established policies to replace outdated computers. Then along came the recession, and with it, the refresh cycle that CTOs had fought so hard to create. Now, as the technology in our school continues to age, leaders are looking for innovative ways to replace older equipment while implementing new projects like Common Core preparation.