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NSBA teams up with AASA and CoSN to launch ‘Leading the Digital Leap’

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), along with AASA, the School Superintendents Association, and Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), launched Leading the Digital Leap – a joint campaign empowering K-12 superintendents, district technology leaders, and school boards to strengthen their digital advocacy and enable digital learning in their districts. 

AASA, CoSN & NSBA Team to ‘Lead the Digital Leap’

Organizations Representing K-12 District Leadership Partner to Strengthen Digital Advocacy and Learning 

Washington, D.C.,  (Oct. 30, 2014) – AASA, the School Superintendents Association, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and National School Boards Association (NSBA) today launched Leading the Digital Leap – a joint campaign empowering K-12 superintendents, district technology leaders, and school boards to strengthen their digital advocacy and enable digital learning in their districts.  The partnership, the first to bring together the major professional associations representing district leaders, will provide educators with insight and resources on “how” to expand learning horizons through technology.  

114 public schools to receive Apple ConnectED grants

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In June 2013, the Obama administration announced the ConnectED program, which would connect 99 percent of America’s students to next-generation broadband and high-speed wireless in their schools and libraries and modernize the E-rate program. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) supports this initiative because high-speed connectivity is vital for preparing students and communities for success in a competitive global economy.

Join NSBA, AASA, and CoSN for the "Leading the Digital Leap" webinar on Oct. 30

NSBA’s Ann Flynn wins Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers Award

NSBA legal expert quoted on inappropriate school communications

Sonja H. Trainor, a Senior Staff Attorney at the National School Boards Association, was quoted in The New York Times in an article that focused on two separate cases in which high school teachers have been accused of sexual misconduct with their students and utilized social media and technology to communicate.

The teachers communicated with students using text message and through the app Snapchat.

NSBA comments on future funding needs of E-rate

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) call for comments, the National School Boards Association (NSBA)` today submitted a filing, urging the FCC to approve a permanent increase in funding to allow schools and public libraries to keep pace with the rapidly increasing connectivity demands. NSBA also urged the FCC to carefully study the impact of all the recent changes in E-rate on the most vulnerable children and to champion equity above all else in the program. 

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