[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Announces Launch of the State Education Policy Center

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Thu Oct 25 08:41:05 EDT 2012


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ITEM:  State Education Policy Center  - One-of-a-Kind Database of State
Education and Technology Policies and Practices Charts Education's
'Shift to Digital'

 

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Announces
Launch of the State Education Policy Center
- One-of-a-Kind Database of State Education and Technology Policies and
Practices Charts Education's 'Shift to Digital' -


Washington, D.C. (October 16, 2012) - The State Educational Technology
Directors Association (SETDA), the principal non-profit membership
association representing U.S. state and territorial educational
technology leaders, announced today the launch of the State Education
Policy Center (SEPC). The SEPC - available online at
http://sepc.setda.org
<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f
4&id=5ee6408560&e=5e425640e4>  - is intended to provide up-to-date
information regarding select technology-related education policies and
practices to inform school reform and improvement efforts.

"The aggregation of these state policies is unique," stated Douglas
Levin, SETDA Executive Director. "We believe it will benefit state,
federal and local policymakers, researchers, private sector (corporate
and philanthropic) investors and practitioners. "In addition to
background information on each state, at launch the SEPC focuses on
three topics: 

*	K-12 broadband policy and practice
*	Online student assessment (formative and summative) policy and
practice
*	Instructional materials policy and practice (with an emphasis on
digital and open content).

SETDA and its membership are committed to updating content as policy
changes are made in the states and in enhancing the coverage of state
policies and practices over time.

"Knowledge mining and information management is at the core of our
combined and shared interest," said Jose Ortega, administrator of the
Education Technology Office in the California Department of
Education.The State Education Policy Center provides a central
repository of critical topics and policies that will help advance our
own work through the experiences of our fellow states.

The launch of the SEPC was supported in part by a grant from the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation.

About the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA):
Founded in 2001, SETDA is the national non-profit association
representing the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational
technology leadership. SETDA's mission is to build and increase the
capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through
technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit
www.setda.org
<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f
4&id=30979303ac&e=5e425640e4> 

 

Contact:
Geoff Fletcher, Deputy Executive Director
202-715-6636 x703
gfletcher at setda.org



 

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