Education Secretary Announces 2024 National Educational Technology Plan

The plan outlines closing divides in the access, design, and use of digital technology.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced its 2024 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP): A Call to Action for Closing the Digital Access, Design, and Use Divides. Originating from the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994, the NETP has undergone multiple updates, most recently in 2016. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona highlighted the administration’s substantial investments, from the American Rescue Plan to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Secretary Cardona said, “As we work to Raise the Bar in education, it’s essential we focus on empowering teachers to become designers of active learning, using technology in effective ways to engage and inspire students. The 2024 National Educational Technology Plan is a forward-thinking approach to reframing and realizing the potential of educational technology to enhance the instructional core, reduce achievement gaps, and improve student learning in our schools.“

In addition to the 2024 NETP, the department will release guidance on understanding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s assistive technology (AT) requirements and a collection of federal resources supporting students’ digital health, safety, and citizenship.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Cardona to be led by God in as he heads the Education Department.
  • For U.S. education officials as they seek to eliminate the digital divide in learning.

Sources: Department of Education

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