What is the definition of a textbook in Texas? What is the textbook adoption cycle in North Carolina? How can school districts use state funds to purchase instructional materials in New York? How is teacher-created digital content supported in California? If you don't know the answer to these questions, then you have not seen the State Education Policy Center (sepc.setda.org).
The SEPC is a database of state policies related to education and technology curated by SETDA and its membership. It is intended to provide up-to-date information regarding select technology-related education polices and practices to inform school reform and improvement efforts. Currently, the SEPC covers online student assessment (formative and summative) policy and practice, K-12 broadband policy and practice, and instructional materials policy and practice with an emphasis on digital and open content.
The hope is that SETDA can add more topics over time and refine the features and functions as well as the content. This is where you come in. If you have suggestions for improvement to the features, functions or additional topics we should cover, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you see content that you do not think is accurate or could be improved in some way, please click on the "Submit error" button on the page where you see incorrect or incomplete information. We will spring into action to investigate the content on that page. In the meantime, a red button saying "under review" will appear on that page until the information is confirmed or changed.
While the SEPC is curated by SETDA, it is yours to use and improve. Contact us and let us know what you think - email@example.com. In the meantime, one of the answers to the opening questions is California's Brokers of Expertise Portal. The others are up to you.