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Education Policy

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SIIA supports a comprehensive, life-long learning strategy to prepare our citizenry with the knowledge and skills for 21st Century success. Public policies should support: investment in education technology, 21st Century learning policies, student data privacy and security, digital learning R&D, and a high-skilled workforce.

Investment in Education Technology — SIIA seeks increased investment in education technology and support for effectivve use for teaching and learning, including the E-rate program, No Child Left Behind Act, and Higher Education Act.

21st Century Learning Policies — SIIA supports reform of outdated regulations in favor of 21st Century personalized learning policies, especially the shift from seat-time to anytime, everywhere competency-based learning.

Student Data Privacy and Security — SIIA supports all stakeholders - educators, service providers, and policymakers - in implementing the appropriate policies and practices for safeguarding the privacy and security of personal student information.

Digital Learning R&D — SIIA supports education technology research and development through government-industry partnership, not government competition with the private sector.

High-Skilled Workforce — SIIA encourages education for a 21st century workforce, especially targeted STEM education, training and other workforce development policies to meet the economy's needs for a skilled high-tech workforce.

SIIA Digital Discourse» Education Policy

New Markey-Hatch Federal Student Privacy Legislation is Unnecessary
SIIA today issued a press release on the introduction of the “Protecting Student Privacy Act” by Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Orin Hatch (R-Utah). The current framework of robust federal regulations, industry best practices and binding contracts provides
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Digital Policy Roundup
SIIA Testifies at Joint Congressional Subcommittee Hearing on Student Privacy SIIA’s Mark MacCarthy delivered testimony on the issue of student data privacy in a joint hearing Wednesday before subcommittees of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on
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SIIA Testifies Before Congress on Effective Use of Student Data; Warns that New Federal Privacy Mandates Could Put Student Learning at Risk
SIIA, today delivered testimony on the issue of student data privacy in a joint hearing before subcommittees of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the
Committee on Homeland Security. In his prepared testimony, Mark MacCarthy, SIIA’s
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