Funding cuts spur DC summit

With the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program zeroed out in the Obama Administration's FY 2011 budget proposal and proposed to be eliminated in Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization, the need for reinvigorating the federal role in educational technology policy is pressing. Eighty education leaders representing 25 states will visit Capitol Hill on March 3rd for the Washington Education Technology Policy Summit, hosted by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the Software & Industry Information Association (SIIA).

Among the issues to be addressed during the summit are restoring funding for EETT, ESEA reauthorization, the Achievement Through Technology and Innovation Act (ATTAIN) and E-Rate.

The summit will be held at the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325 in Washington, DC.