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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21st Century Learning Policies — SIIA supports reform of outdated regulations in favor of 21st Century personalized learning policies, especially the shift from seat-time to anytime, everywhere competency-based learning.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 FY15 Funding for ConnectEDucators
Our K-12 education system continues its embrace of technology and digital learning to improve school operations and student learning. According to SIIA’s Vision K-20 educator survey, 81% of responding K-12 educators report technology integration as highly important
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SIIA Says New York State Budget will Help Promote Digital Learning
SIIA today issued a statement on the 2014-2015 New York State budget. The New York State legislature approved, and Governor Cuomo signed, the 2014-2015 state budget last night, which includes school funding and makes a number of
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Innovative Policies, Developer Content and Data Tools are Key, According to Education Officials at SIIA Mobile Learning Forum
SIIA this week hosted a successful meeting with education policy makers to enhance dialogue with developers of moble learning and other educational technologies. Discussions helped SIIA members better understand how public policies, funding and regulations are impacting their K-20 education customers,
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