New Database: State Educational Technology Directors Association Announces Launch of the State Education Policy Center
From a SETDA Announcement:
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, announced today [Tuesday] the launch of the State Education Policy Center (SEPC). It 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).
The launch of the SEPC was supported in part by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Direct to State Education Policy Center
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.