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John Cradler
Educational Support Systems
John Cradler is Co-Owner of Educational Support Systems, a consulting company focused on educational program planning, development, evaluation, research, policy, and legislation. His education career began as a school psychologist, followed by district Special Projects Director, regional Teacher Education and Computing Center Director, Educational Technology Director for WestEd and the National Council of Chief State School Officers. Much of his experience was in educational technology project development, grant writing, evaluation, and research involving over 100 State and Federal projects and programs from the school district to the national level. Over the past 30 years, he represented a variety of education entities in developing legislation and policy. He co-authored a report for the White House with recommendations informing 1996 Federal legislation expanding the Internet to education and libraries and was principal writer of the 1992 Education Technology Act, establishing the U.S. DoE Ed. Technology Office and a variety of grant programs, and co-developed the Goals 2000 National Educational Technology Plan. In California, he played the leadership role in the development of the1992 CA Educational Technology Master Plan and processing of 15 State bills and resolutions related to education technology planning, professional development, courseware evaluation, administrative applications, rural Internet access, and net neutrality. He has served as the Legislation and Policy Consultant for state and national education associations and currently with Computer Using Educators (CUE). He received awards for research, legislative, and policy work over the past 45 years from entities including CUE, ISTE, SETDA, CoSN, and U.S. DoE and has been a member of CUE since 1985



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