Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Can EETT Be Saved? in a Message to the President and Congress, Educators Gathered Last Month on Capitol Hill to Press for the Restoration of the Federal Ed Tech Fund

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Can EETT Be Saved? in a Message to the President and Congress, Educators Gathered Last Month on Capitol Hill to Press for the Restoration of the Federal Ed Tech Fund

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* NEARLY 200 EDUCATORS representing every region of the US gathered in Washington, DC, last month for the Washington Education Technology Summit, hosted jointly by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The daylong summit was an effort to urge lawmakers to restore dedicated federal education technology funding to No Child Left Behind's Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program, which the Obama administration has proposed eliminating in its 2011 budget.

During the gathering, educators held a series of meetings with members of Congress and their staffs, and also participated in a panel discussion in which lawmakers provided their own insights into the administration's technology agenda. At the forefront of the discussion was the proposed zeroing out of EETT and the importance of integrating technology into teaching and learning. …

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