EFFECTIVE POLICIES & PRACTICES
We support policies and practices that will provide a long-standing, sustainable impact on the nation’s future economic prosperity and culture of creativity and innovation.
Online Assessment Readiness
To take advantage of the educational promise of online assessments, CoSN, AASA and NSBA issued a new report and online planning tool for district leaders.
Student Data Privacy Principles
CoSN and the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), along with nearly 40 leading national education organizations representing parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, state boards of education, chief technology officers, and many others, have developed 10 principles for protecting and guiding the use of the personal information of America’s students.
2013 Back-to-School Toolkit: E-Rate
E-rate represents the single-largest source of education technology funding for the nation’s schools and libraries. With the critical role Internet connectivity plays when it comes to increased digital learning capabilities, AASA provided a toolkit to its members in an effort to educate them about E-rate and the critical role it plays in education today.
AASA Applauds FCC’s Bold Action on Historic E-Rate Order
Education Technology Leaders Trumpet Historic E-Rate Cap Increase
CoSN spoke out in strong support of the FCC’s historic $1.5 billion increase to the E-Rate program, an increase CoSN had been advocating for this year.
NSBA Applauds FCC Increase to E-Rate Program
Blogs by AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech:
Blog by AASA Associate Executive Director of Policy & Advocacy Noelle Ellerson:
CoSN’s Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit
The Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning toolkit is an in-depth, step-by-step guide to navigating the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and related privacy issues.
Rethinking Acceptable Use Policies to Enable Digital Learning: A Guide for School Districts
This CoSN Policy Guide addresses the questions about acceptable use policies and procedures surrounding technology use in schools.
Becoming Assessment Ready Toolkit
CoSN, ENA, and the eLearn Institute developed this toolkit as part of overall efforts to ensure all districts can make the smooth transition to high-stakes online assessments (including the Common Core State Standards).
Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media
The report, issued from 20 national associations and nonprofits, aims at helping to inform and guide education decision makers as they revise policies related to the use of mobile technologies and social media in schools.
Education Technology and E-Rate
NSBA Supports E-rate 2.0 and ConnectED to increase broadband Internet access for public schools and libraries. NSBA believes that the E-rate program is a vital source of assistance for schools in maintaining Internet connectivity, bringing new learning opportunities to students, enhancing distance-learning in rural areas, and helping school districts set and meet technology goals.
AASA Applauds Chairman Wheeler and FCC on Proposed Increase in E-Rate Funding
AASA is working closely with the FCC as it continues to fine-tune E-Rate reform. Its recent press release applauds Chairman Wheeler on his proposed $1.5 billion increase to the E-Rate.
FINDING THE MONEY
CoSN’s SmartIT Resources
These resources help technology leaders better strategically plan and manage IT investments, including sustainable computing, total cost of ownership, value of investment, and budget management.
Rethinking Equity in a Digital Era Toolkit
The toolkit, created in partnership with the National Title I Association and CoSN, provides a discussion guide for planning technology integration into Title I programs, tips for building collaboration between the Title I Director and the chief technology officer, and three in-depth case studies.
DESIGNING SMART EDUCATION NETWORKS
Digital K-12 Platform to Support Smart, High-Performance Education Networks
The continual, unending, increasing demands on networks burden the modern school chief technology officer (CTO) and education networks. To address this challenge, CoSN launched the Design Performance Guide.
Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) Initiative
The CoSN SEND initiative guides school systems in developing and maintaining well-designed networks that support the increased demand of digital services and access.