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Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

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2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP)

The NETP is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The 2016 plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.

Fostering and Leading a Culture of Digital Learning

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Future Ready

Superintendents from districts across the country have signed the Future Ready pledge, demonstrating their commitment to work collaboratively with key district stakeholders to set a vision for digital learning, to empower educators through personalized professional learning, and to mentor other district leaders in their own transition to digital learning.

Stories from the Field

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Sharing Stories of EdTech Innovation

Find stories of innovation happening in schools across the nation. By amplifying great stories and sharing good practices, we hope to connect districts, schools, and educators so they can learn from each other’s experiences.

Want to suggest a story? Send us a message at tech@ed.gov!

Expanding the Capacity of District Leaders

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Personalized Professional Learning for Future Ready Leaders

Strong leadership is essential to systemic, sustainable change in education. The Future Ready Leaders project provides a systematic review of research and videos highlighting essential policies and practices for successfully leading the transition to Future Ready schools.

Every Student Succeeds Act

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Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A)

Our young people must have the same competitive advantages as students in other countries. ESSA Title IV A will help ensure teachers and leaders have the skills and tools to use technology effectively to improve instruction and personalize learning.

Higher Education Innovation

Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP)

The Department of Education is inviting applications for the Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment. EQUIP will accelerate and evaluate innovation through partnerships between colleges and universities and non-traditional providers of education, such as intensive “boot camps” building skills in particular fields, specific programs awarding certificates aligned to employer needs, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

A partnership of postsecondary institutions, one or more non-traditional education providers, and a quality assurance entity will ensure transparency of student outcomes in learning and employment, and provide tools for ongoing quality improvement. Eligible programs will lead to a degree or certificate, build students’ transferable academic credits, and provide students with the ever-changing skills they need for today’s economy.

For more information and upcoming events, visit:

EQUIP program Information Page including upcoming calls and events.

HOME ROOM Blog Post announcing EQUIP.

Federal Register Notice containing official details of the program.