Category Archives: Press Releases

Group of 12 Senators Urge FCC to Protect E-Rate Program

Contact: Maria McElwain (Blumenthal)  (202) 224-6452 Giselle Barry (Markey)  (202) 224-2742 March 7, 2017 BLUMENTHAL & MARKEY LEAD GROUP OF 12 SENATORS IN URGING FCC TO PROTECT E-RATE PROGRAM E-Rate Program helps ensure neediest schools and libraries have affordable Internet … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces ConnectALL Initiative

Delivering on the Promise of Broadband & Access to Technology for All Americans  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-connectall-initiative Connectivity is a path to greater opportunity. In today’s world, broadband and fluency with technology fuel economic growth, provide access to the world’s knowledge, promote skill … Continue reading

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Governor Hassan Announces Partnership to Enhance High-Speed Broadband in New Hampshire Schools

CONCORD – As part of her efforts to ensure a strong K-12 public school system that helps students develop the skills and innovative thinking needed for success in the 21st century, Governor Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire Department of Education … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Takes First Steps in Transition to New Law

CONTACT:    Press Office, (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov U.S. Department of Education Takes First Steps in Transition to New Law Every Student Succeeds Act replaces No Child Left Behind as the nation’s P-12 law The U.S. Department of Education today took the first steps … Continue reading

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Reversing the Deprofessionalization of Teaching

BOULDER, CO (December 8, 2015) — The current era of deprofessionalization of teaching is tied to an easy-entry, easy-exit approach to the hiring and firing of teachers and to the widespread use of standards-based testing to drive accountability. In a new brief released … Continue reading

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Peter Drescher, Vermont Agency of Education, Honored as SETDA 2015 State Leader of the Year

November 3, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) SETDA, the principal membership association of the U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders announced today that Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Education was honored with the SETDA State Leader of the … Continue reading

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Common Sense and SETDA Join Forces to Help Finish The Job of Connecting Every U.S. Classroom and Library to High-Speed Internet

For Immediate Release Common Sense and SETDA Join Forces to Help Finish The Job of  Connecting Every U.S. Classroom and Library to High-Speed Internet Ahead of Next Week’s SETDA Conference, They Unveil New Toolkit to Help States and Schools Apply … Continue reading

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