Thursday, April 20, 2006

House and Senate Leadership Emphasize Technology’s Vital Role in Supporting the Tenets of NCLB

Wednesday April 19, 2006 (Arlington, VA) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) applauds the efforts of Senator Olympia Snowe (ME), Senator Joesph Lieberman (CT), Representative Judy Biggert (IL) and Representative Ron Kind (WI) who co-authored Dear Colleague letters in the Senate and House respectively displaying their support for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT – NCLB, Title II, Part D) program.

Both the House and Senate garnered bipartisan support with 28 signatures in the Senate and 52 signatures in the House in support of the EETT program. Additionally, Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) has written his own letter of support that is still open for signatures. Senator Hatch’s letter strongly endorses the EETT program as a critical means of support for NCLB goals and the new competitiveness issues being debated on Capitol Hill.