The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of education stakeholders that promotes and supports the effective use of technology to improve education and training in America by acting as a convener, catalyst and resource for relevant and timely information.
Based in Washington, DC, and founded in 1993, NCTET organizes policy briefings and issue forums, produces white papers, recognizes exemplary leadership in education and technology, and creates networking opportunities. NCTET's Board includes representatives from the major education associations, leading non-profit organizations, and corporations.
NCTET is helping change the eduation landscape by bringing together the nation’s education, technology and policy leaders to advance education policy and develop programs that advance technology and digital learning for academic and workforce success.
Recent NCTET initiatives include:
- 10th Anniversary E-Rate recognition featuring E-Rate champions Senators Olympia Snowe (ME) and Jay Rockefeller (WV), including a celebratory gala and a report of success stories
- Critical Issues Forums to showcase to policymaking audiences the application of technology in education, including forums on Foreign Language Learning, STEM Education and 21st Century Skills
- State Profile Reports from the federal Enhancing Education Through Technology (NCLB, II-D EETT) program
- NCTET Policy Meetings offering education and technology stakeholders an opportunity to obtain and share information on key pending government policies, programs and initiatives with impact on technology's integration into teaching and learning
- Communications Initiative including the commissioning of research on the public’s understanding of technology in education and a multi-stakeholder working group to better communicate the importance of digital learning to the media, public and policy makers
NCTET's membership includes education associations, non-profit organizations, corporations, and individual participants. NCTET organizes policy briefings, conducts institutes, produces white papers and other research documents, and maintains a listserve on timely issues in education technology.
NCTET’s current coalition board members represent the following organizations:
Alliance for Excellent Education
Bernstein Strategy Group
Consortium of School Networking
International Society for Technology in Education
Learning First Alliance
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
National School Boards Association
North American Council for Online Learning
Software & Information Industry Association
State Educational Technology Directors Association