Distance education for K-12 is rapidly adapting to the global landscape using interactive technologies to empower teachers and students for blended learning environments. TxDLA for K-12 strives to provide resources and information to traverse the evolving digital landscape.

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Latest Updates for K-12

New Website for National Standards for Quality Online Teaching

April 4, 2019

K-12 online programs should be aware of a new website for National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (https://www.nsqol.org/) where you…

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Ed Dept. Backpedals Its Proposed Distance Learning Stance with Latest Revision

February 18, 2019

The Education Department has revised its proposed rules around distance education to clarify the role of subject-matter experts and their…

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Candidate for Texas Governor Submits Policy Statement on Distance Learning

October 31, 2018

Last month Public Policy Chair sent letters to the campaigns of all the candidates for all state-wide offices asking for…

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US Dept of Ed Considering How to Define “Regular and Substantive” Interactions in Online Classes

August 10, 2018

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

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With Net Neutrality in the Rearview Mirror, is E-Rate Next on the FCC’s Chopping Block?

January 4, 2018

It’s no great overstatement to say that the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to rollback net neutrality protections has shaken…

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Trump, Congress, and Education in 2018: Eight Big Questions

January 3, 2018

There’s plenty of suspense heading into President Donald Trump’s second year in office when it comes to education, and some big…

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2017 Survey Results of Technology Infrastructure in US K-12 District

November 13, 2017

The CoSN 2017 Infrastructure Survey examines the current state of technology infrastructure in U.S. K-12 districts. The FCC has used…

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TxDLA Announces 2017 Awards

August 22, 2017

The Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its prestigious 2017 Awards. The honorees were…

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Attend TxDLA’s Fall Leadership Workshop

July 24, 2017

One of the best ways to get involved with TxDLA is to attend the annual Fall Leadership Workshop. You do…

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TxDLA Offers Spring Accessibility Certification Program

January 18, 2017

Accessibility (access by people with disabilities) to digital materials is one of the major technology issues of our time. The…

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Diana Benner
K-12 Education Director ('17-'20)
Director of Professional Development,
Texas Computer Education Association

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