Over the summer, the House and Senate passed separate bills to reauthorize the outdated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. Now, a conference committee made up of members from each chamber must negotiate a reconciled bill that the House and Senate will then approve. We need to assure that the conference committee’s final bill preserves the major victories ISTE won in the Senate version.
While each bill contains important ed tech provisions, the Senate’s version has the I-TECH program – a robust, stand-alone ed tech program ISTE helped develop and that we want to preserve in the final legislation. Additionally, the Senate version would establish a commission to make recommendations on student data privacy definitions and policies. ISTE supports this measured, reasonable proposal to address this crucial issue in a responsible way.
Please send your prewritten letter in support of retaining these key ed tech provisions now! The ISTE Advocacy Network makes this very easy to do. Click here to send a letter to your representatives. It won’t take but a minute!
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