The K-20 Educational Network is a high-speed, high-capacity network that connects colleges, universities, K-12 school districts and libraries across Washington state.
E-rate is a tiered system of reimbursement, for which OSPI applies on behalf of all K-12 schools connected to the K-20 network. Districts and libraries use the E-rate discount to lower the cost of Internet access, and telecom and network data services.
Computers that have completed their state service are available to needy public schools across Washington. Waiting list for refurbished computers
Federal law mandates that schools must educate minors about safe online behavior — cyber bullying awareness/response and social networking. In addition, districts must have and regularly update an Electronic Resources Policy, to address Internet safety, digital citizenship, and media literacy.
We have license agreements for GIS mapping software and SketchUp Pro, a 3D modeling program. For 2019-2020, there will be grants available to develop Media Literacy curricular resources.
Technology has a unique role to play as innovation and economic hardship transform teaching, learning and education management. With its limitless versatility, educational reach and proven ability to boost productivity, technology has become necessary infrastructure in every district office and classroom.
We conduct this survey every year to get current data on the state of tech integration across Washington’s public schools. Available through the state’s longitudinal data system, this important dataset supports edtech programming at the school, district and state level.