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ISTE, Enhancing Education Through Technology

ISTE, Enhancing Education Through Technology

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    • 1. Ed Tech Funding: A Federal Update International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Washington, DC Hilary Goldmann, Director of Government Affairs
    • 2. FY 07 Administration Budget source: NEA based on OMB and DOE Data
    • 3. Funding History for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Program
      • FY 2004 Enacted $691.84 m
      • FY 2005 Enacted $496 m
      • FY 06 President’s Budget Request $0
      • Final FY 06 $272 m
      • Question: What helped restore funding in Final bill?
      • Answer: More than 10,000 emails/letters sent to Congress
      • FY 07 – Administration’s budget eliminates funding for EETT
            • House funding bill eliminates EETT
            • Senate Bill level funds EETT at $272 million
    • 4. BECOME AN ADVOCATE
      • You can make a difference!
      • There is nothing like a constituent’s voice in the “Halls of Congress” or at the State Capitol
      • Your stories must be told!
    • 5. We will call on you again, and again, and again……
      • February – President submits Budget to Congress
      • April/May – Expect multiple action alerts – House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees to begin work in earnest
      • Timeline uncertain after this – Fiscal Year ends on 9/30
        • Each chamber - subcommittees, full committee, floor
        • Conference Committee
        • Possible SEVEN times to influence outcome of funding bills
    • 6. Education Technology Action Network www.edtechactionnetwork.org
    • 7. Advocacy and Grassroots Strategies
      • Join the ETAN network at www.edtechactionnetwork.org
      • Sign-up 5 colleagues for ETAN
      • Establish teams to focus on individual Representative and Senator
      • Ask the Superintendent to include Ed Technology in his/her wish list to congressional delegation
      • Attend a Town Hall meeting and ask a question
      • Compile success stories
      • Meet with congressional and senate district staff
      • Attend Advocacy Day 2007
      • Invite Senator or Representative to an event or to visit the school and showcase your successes and needs
    • 8. Upcoming Events
      • April 22 – ISTE State Capacity Building Seminar
      • April 23, 24 – ISTE, SETDA, CoSN Washington Ed Tech Policy Summit (Hill visits on the 24 th )
      • June 24-27, 2007 - NECC
    • 9. Contact Information
      • Hilary Goldmann, Director of Government Affairs, [email_address] , 202-861-7777 x 119

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