SALT LAKE CITY, December 17, 2020 / PRNewswire / –Today, Instructure announced that it has been joined by Concentric Sky, Nearpod, Unicon and Zoom in urging the new Biden administration to ensure sufficient funding for education, achieve equity in matters education and to address the lingering problems that impact our country’s education system.
Read the full letter to President-elect Biden’s Education Transition Team.
As millions of American students depended on reliable and robust learning management systems during COVID-19, thousands of school districts across the country were already leveraging digital platforms to better serve students and educators during the course. from previous years.
Public policies have struggled to keep pace, despite the increased use of technology for teaching and learning year on year. Additionally, local and state governments seeking to invest in digital platforms have had to forgo these essential tools due to lack of revenue, which has increased inequalities in our digital education infrastructure.
As a result, Instructure, the creators of the Canvas learning management system, along with other industry leaders, identified four key priorities for the Biden administration to take substantive action on behalf of students and scholars. educators.
Funding: Districts across the country need federal help in order to make the investments necessary to successfully deliver high quality education. Districts also need flexible funding, both in the COVID-19 stimulus and relief bills and in the appropriation bills currently under consideration by the House and Senate.
Staffing of the Office of Educational Technology: Students need to improve their online learning experience now and in the future, and a fully staffed, well-funded OET is the first step towards achieving this goal. A fully staffed OET will help our districts weather the uncertain months ahead, but also plan for increased future use of digital platforms.
Revitalize America’s Ratings: Educators need better insight into student progress, areas of growth, and strengths. We strongly encourage the administration to revisit the American approach to testing, ideally leveraging regular formative assessments at the classroom level for accountability and to give educators the information they need to target interventions, adjust performance. teaching and reassess mastery.
Prepare American educators: Our educators should be given the tools they need to be successful. Digital tools were becoming an integral part of American classrooms before the pandemic.
Instructure helps people grow from the first day of school to the last day of work. Over 30 million people use the Canvas learning management platform for schools and the Bridge employee development platform for businesses. Learn more at www.instructure.com.
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