About Hilary Goldmann

Hilary Goldmann, ISTE’s senior director of government relations, has 20 years of experience in public policy and advocacy. Follow her on Twitter via @hgoldmann.

ConnectEDucators front and center!

Last week, we kicked off ISTE Advocacy Month and began raising our voices in support of the proposed ConnectEDucators program that was included in President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget. If funded, the ConnectEDucators program would support professional development opportunities … Continue reading

South Carolina moving forward with digital learning

There is a lot of buzz surrounding South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s comprehensive education plan known as the K-12 Education Reform initiative, which contains nearly $30 million for school internet access, $12 million for digital instructional materials and $4 million … Continue reading

New York ed tech advocates — your voice is needed right now!

In January, Governor Cuomo proposed the Smart Schools Bond Act as part of his FY 2015 Executive Budget proposal. The Smart Schools Bond Act would provide New York students with the digital tools, resources and skills they need to compete and succeed in … Continue reading

We made our voices heard!

  Ed tech advocates joined together in Washington, D.C., this week to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill at the Washington Ed Tech Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, the Consortium for School Networking and the State Educational Technology Directors … Continue reading

Advocacy: As Easy as ABC

I spent two whirlwind days with ISTE members strengthening our advocacy skills, learning about key federal and state education policy issues and meeting with congressional staff to share our stories and influence legislation. Here’s the rundown from the ABCs of … Continue reading