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21st Century Learning Policies — SIIA supports reform of outdated regulations in favor of 21st Century personalized learning policies, especially the shift from seat-time to anytime, everywhere competency-based learning.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

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Connected Car Principles Part of Trend Toward Corporate Privacy Commitments
SIIA applauds the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers for adopting a set of privacy principles for vehicle technologies and services. These principles, released on Thursday November 13, are a responsible step toward
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New Higher Ed Regulations will Impact the Market for Digital Learning and Data Systems
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