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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally invite them to apply to the federal government to receive newly appropriated federal funds under the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 to “help every child in every school utilize technology to achieve high standards by the dawn of the 21st century.” the more detailed program rules, as determined by the U.S.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

But as Mitch Slater, Co-Founder and CEO of Levered Learning, pointed out in his edWebinar “ A Little Data is a Dangerous Thing: What State Test Score Summaries Do and Don’t Say About Student Learning,” looking at data from one set of assessment scores without context is virtually meaningless. Prior to looking at data, educators need to avoid two major pitfalls. Educators can miss, then, when students are racing ahead or falling behind.


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Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that every education technology (edtech) publisher says their product works, and they all have some sort of supporting evidence. Yet just that one piece of "gold standard" evidence is often considered good enough by educators when making a purchasing decision. Educators aren’t the only ones stuck in this “one good study” paradigm. Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial).

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With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut


Add to that the costs of designing and implementing new remote learning programs, on top of childcare, transportation, and everything else that will inevitably increase the cost of doing business. That data is then fed into program and budget review cycles.

This Tech Encourages Career Planning When It Matters Most—Before Graduation


Instead, she spent two years at a junior college in general education before declaring a major in accounting—mainly because she had done well in her high school accounting classes. So, she marched herself across campus to the Education department and decided to teach business instead. Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262.

Michigan School Administrators’ Journey Toward Increased Equity and Inclusion

Work on developing culturally proficient communities during the previous decade has now led to the creation of a professional learning program designed to increase equity and inclusion during the 2020s, in collaboration with the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators.