Consortium for School Networking

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The Consortium for School Networking, or CoSN, is a member-based association and advocacy group based in Washington, DC, United States, which promotes partnerships and awareness of emerging technologies amongst technology decision-makers in K-12 education.


CoSN was formed in 1992. CoSN was part of a coalition which advocated for the 1997 enactment of E-Rate, a component of the Universal Service Fund, which provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States (and U.S. territories) to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access, and CoSN has since continued its advocacy for the program.[1] CoSN also played a leading role in advocating for sound technology policies within the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).[2]


  1. ^ "Essential E-rate program provides Schools & Libraries access to 21st Century tools". Distance Educator. April 11, 2005. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  2. ^ Guerard, Elizabeth (February 19, 2001). "CoSN, ISTE urge Washington to Stay the Course on Ed Tech". eSchool News. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 

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