Education Technology

SIIA provides a unique community for ed tech companies to get noticed, gain knowledge critical to business success, and join together to influence policies that impact our industry. We help members navigate and stay current on education law and policy to respond to the needs of and better serve educators and students.

Our Policy Priorities Include:

Promoting Education Technology
SIIA serves as the key champion for the education technology industry through our advocacy and public affairs efforts.

Advocating for Investment in Education
SIIA advocates for increased investment in all levels of education and helps our members track and understand federal investments in education.

Protecting Children’s and Student Data Privacy
SIIA supports policies that protect student and child privacy and the security of personal information. We track legislation and regulations to help our members understand privacy and security policies and best practices.

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
SIIA helps to advance corporate DEI efforts by sharing best practices. SIIA also supports the inclusion of diverse perspectives to support well-rounded learning across subject areas including history, social studies, and civic education.

Supporting the Responsible Use of Emerging Technologies
SIIA works with our members and policymakers to understand the benefits and risks of incorporating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence in education.

Ed Tech Success Stories

SIIA provides a unique community for ed tech companies to get noticed, gain knowledge critical to business success, and join together to influence policies that impact our industry. We help members navigate and stay current on education law and policy to respond to the needs of and better serve educators and students.

In addition to students and teachers who were without a classroom, millions of workers found themselves suddenly unemployed and in need of reskilling opportunities as their old jobs disappeared for good. These case studies, which will also be submitted to the US Department of Education as part of their Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearing House provide critical insights to how the industry responded in an historic event, connecting, educating and closing the gap for the most in-need and at-risk students

The CODiE Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize innovation across education and business technology -- celebrating companies, their products and services. Since 1986, this peer-reviewed program has continued to evolve with the technology it honors, showcasing the most cutting-edge products. 

 

Innovation Showcase

Innovation Showcase supports entrepreneurs in bringing innovative learning technologies to the education market. It goes beyond a typical accelerator or incubator boot camp for startups by helping establish participants as future leaders in this market by connecting them to industry leaders, experts, and decision makers with a vast array of expertise, resources and guidance to share.

Recent Actions

Letter to Senate Small Business Committee on Concerns Related to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

Letter to Senate Small Business Committee on Concerns Related to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act Certain …

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SIIA Announces New Partnership With EdSAFE AI Alliance

The Software Information & Industry Association (SIIA) and the EdSAFE AI Alliance (ESAA) announce a new partnership focused …

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COPPA and KOSA Statement

The following statement can be attributed to Sara Kloek, Vice President, Education and Children’s Policy, the Software & Information …

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New Bipartisan Consumer Privacy Bill Faces Long Road Ahead

The highly anticipated text of the federal consumer privacy bill that has been in the works for months …

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Statement on: The Importance of Protecting the Privacy of Student Personal Information

Statement on: The Importance of Protecting the Privacy of Student Personal Information The following statement can be attributed …

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SIIA Statement on Today’s FTC Vote Prioritizing Enforcement of COPPA

SIIA Statement on Today’s FTC Vote Prioritizing Enforcement of COPPA The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) issued …

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