In 2005, Representative Lida Harkins of Needham has filed an Act Relative To Teacher and Administrative Quality, House, H 4157 which contains the following stipulation:
"Program approval [of higher education educator training programs by the Department of Education] shall demonstrate that technology tools for teachers are incorporated into all preparation. This provision shall also apply to Massachusetts Institute for New Teachers and district based programs."
A concise summary of NETS and major considerations for effective educational technology implementation appeared in the Summer 2002 State Education Standard. The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) publishes this premier journal for state policymakers and education decision makers. Co-authored by NETS Project Director Lajeane Thomas and ISTE's CEO Don Knezek.