“I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill” – Schoolhouse Rock
From bills to budgets, the latest in advocacy and policy for US education
Federal Spending Plan Aims to Ease “Sequester” Pain, Education Week
The massive spending bill passed by Congress and sent to President Barack Obama this week aims to largely restore federal aid for most schools after the biggest cuts to K-12 funding in history, while including a more than $1 billion down payment on the Obama administration’s proposal to ramp up existing early-childhood programs.
New Jersey Could Mandate Social Media Education for Middle Schools, EdTech Magazine
In addition to concerns about bullying there are also matters of etiquette and cybersecurity. That’s why, on Jan. 9, 2014, the New Jersey Senate decided to mandate social media education for all of the state’s middle school students,
Set your ed tech advocacy resolutions for 2014, ISTE Connects
Here are five simple, concrete actions you can take this year to help advance our shared mission of empowering connected learners across the globe.
Governors include digital learning initiatives in State of the State addresses, ISTE Connects
Summaries of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s State of the State addresses.
The deal has been struck, the ink is dry on the new FY 2014 budget and educators from coast to coast are breathing a sigh of relief that sequestration – at least for the next two years – will not threaten their education budgets.