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21st Century Learning Policies — SIIA supports reform of outdated regulations in favor of 21st Century personalized learning policies, especially the shift from seat-time to anytime, everywhere competency-based learning.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

SIIA Supports E-Rate Increase; Congratulates FCC for Improving Student Learning Connectivity
SIIA has been a strong voice in support of increasing funding for the E-Rate program, which provides high-need schools and libraries with discounts off their Internet infrastructure and access.  SIIA today applauded The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for
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State Student Data Laws Tackle Same Issues in Varied Manners
In 2014,  more than 30 states introduced legislation around the use of student information. While many focused on state and/or local agency practices, SIIA identified that the following 16 states passed legislation in 2014 with direct impact
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SIIA Releases Guide to the Updated E-Rate Program
After the FCC restructured the E-Rate program over the summer and Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a permanent increase in program funding, SIIA is publishing a fact sheet to help our member school service providers understand and navigate
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