Magazine article Technology & Learning

Edtech and the Fed

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Edtech and the Fed

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There was plenty of edtech news out of Washington DC last month. Seems like the Obama administration is making some final efforts to tech-enable schools this year before handing over the White House keys.

First was the latest release of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) (tech.ed.gov). The document intends to be "a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations." I will admit that, as of writing this, I haven't made it through all 106 pages, but can only assume the work of former DOE Office of Educational Technology director Richard Culatta and his team will be both insightful and inspiring. Be sure that we'll be detailing it in upcoming issues.

Along with that data dump was the first-year anniversary celebration for the DOE's Future Ready initiative, which our executive editor Christine Weiser was able to attend in person. …

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