NSBA Issue Brief: Education Technology at School and at Home

Friday, January 1, 2016
Federal Advocacy Resources

Since 2010, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published Connecting America: the National Broadband Plan, NSBA has worked closely with the agency and Congress to move toward universal broadband access to improve academic achievement. In the last year, three major developments began to change the landscape: modernization initiatives at the FCC for the E-rate and Lifeline programs, and passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  NSBA POSITION: NSBA recognizes that students who have little or no exposure to technology will be at an educational and economic disadvantage in comparison to their more technologically literate peers. Therefore, NSBA has long supported the role of education technology to achieve equity and excellence in education. Recent developments accelerate the potential for school districts to provide a world-class public education and prepare students for college and/or career.

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