An opportunity to meet with U.S. Department of Education

October 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Are your journalism students on the wrong side of the digital divide? Are they experiencing frustrations getting access to Gmail, search engines, and other commonplace online research tools? Are they being kept from publishing online — or permitted to do so only with names and faces withheld? Is your school’s technology a generation behind the demands of 21st-century digital publishing? The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Ed Tech wants to know.

In a special opportunity available for a small group of students and advisers 10 a.m. – noon on Thursday, Nov. 6 — made possible by the Student Press Law Center — the Office of Ed Tech will meet with and hear from attendees at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention to discuss how the federal government might help address some of the technology-policy barriers that are impeding students’ ability to use technology to gather and publish information.

Interested advisers and students should contact Sara Gregory at sgregory@splc.org with group details and a brief explanation of the types of technology issues that the applicant would like to talk about having experienced.