• Funding Technology in Education

    Every budget dollar counts as your faculty and staff strive to prepare your students for the future. A large part of that preparation includes ensuring they have access to technology. The right technology is critical to the success of today’s educational initiatives, such as personalized learning, increased engagement, improving student outcomes, and enhancing communication and collaboration. However, many districts are challenged to secure the funding they need for technology to support these initiatives. Connection® Public Sector Solutions is experienced in providing technology to meet all the various technology needs of school districts across the country.

  • The Challenges of Supporting Modern Connectivity

    As more are going digital, robust connectivity is essential to maximizing the advantages of new learning environments. The past few years have seen considerable change for technology in schools. Affordability, network speed, capacity, reliability, and competition continue to affect Internet connectivity. Cloud-based services, security, and digital equity are fast becoming significant factors for education leaders and technology coordinators to consider. In August of 2016, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) collaborated with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and education researchers at MDR to survey school system leaders regarding the current state of broadband and technology infrastructure in U.S. school systems.


  • Critical Thinking and Next Generation Science Standards

    Join ed tech veterans Elliot Soloway and Cathie Norris as they tackle one of the most pressing issues in science education today: Next Generation Science Standards and the shift those standards entail. Cathie Norris is a Regents Professor and Chair in the Department of Learning Technologies, School of Information at the University of North Texas. Elliot Soloway is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of CSE, College of Engineering, at the University of Michigan.

  • STEAM Research from the Front Lines: The Impact of STEAM on Teachers, Students, Administrators and Parents

    Join Julie Evans as she reveals the latest data from the highly respected (and massive!) Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning — with a special focus on STEM and STEAM. How are STEM and STEAM impacting teachers? What do the students think about all of it? And what value do parents place on one of the biggest education pushes happening now: the integration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math across the curriculum? The latest Speak Up survey collected data from more than 500,000 educators, administrators, students and parents and is the largest research effort of its kind. This one-hour event, hosted by Editorial Director David Nagel, will be packed with data and fresh insights for those looking to promote, support or even just get a handle on STEAM in their own schools.

  • Funding STEM: How Schools Can Get Creative with Federal Dollars

    Policymakers are increasingly emphasizing the importance of STEM education in PK-12 education. But just how are school leaders supposed to find the funds to implement STEM and STEAM programs for their students, let alone deliver essential training to teachers who may have no experience whatsoever with science, technology, engineering or math? In this hour-long webcast, we look at how federal and state policymakers are addressing STEM education and four ways districts can get creative with funds available through federal and state programs.