Legislation was introduced in the Senate this week that would help schools, districts, and states transform learning systems through innovative technology. Introduced by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Act would:
- Support teachers, principals, and district administrators in using technology to increase college and career readiness, close achievement gaps, and engage all students;
Help school districts build a technology infrastructure to make sure schools take full advantage of what technology has to offer; and
Increase student learning by infusing technology into education while protecting student privacy and ensuring data security.
Organizations that support the Enhancing Education Through Technology Act include:
- Alliance for Excellent Education
- American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
- Association of Educational Service Agencies
- Common Sense Media
- Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
- National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
- National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
- National Education Association (NEA)
- National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition
- The School Superintendents Association (AASA)
- Software Information & Industry Association (SIIA)
- State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Learn more about the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Act here.
Author: Meg Featheringham, KQ Editor
Meg Featheringham is responsible for the development and production of the AASL journal, Knowledge Quest. When not working at AASL, Meg enjoys playing euchre, attending concerts and plays, spending time with family and friends, and reading (of course).