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

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Last spring, the press was full of headlines about families opting out of state testing in protest to current testing policies (see here , here , here , and here ). Fortunately, Congress’s draft bill for reauthorizing the ESEA offers great promise for improving current assessment policies and practices.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

Many of the organizations, which are listed alphabetically, have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels.

#AskExcelinEd: How do credentials meet the market in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky?

ExcelinEd

A new report from Excel in Ed and Burning Glass Technologies, Where Credentials Meet the Market: State Case Studies on the Effect of High School Industry Credentials on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes , addresses that gap. Secondary Educational Outcomes.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

edWeb.net

School leaders must sit back and wait for a decision, and materials are approved on case-by-case basis. In this role, she supports the policies and procedures specifications for Florida’s instructional materials adoption.

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OPINION: We can’t afford not to supply school-based healthcare

The Hechinger Report

Related: In New Orleans, a case study in how school, health care decentralization affect neediest children. While numbers have grown over the years, among the 125,000 plus primary and secondary schools in the U.S.,

30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

Here you will find lots of great information on Google products, tutorials, and case studies from other Google schools; AND they do a semi-weekly Edu in 90 Show which is AWESOME, and includes updates to Google Apps, tips, and tricks. See: Copyright Policy.

10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule

The Hechinger Report

That suggests that this is hindering growth,” said Cheryl Oldham, the chamber’s vice president of education policy and the former acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education in the George W. Iowa is a case study of why so many places are falling behind.

Mayors and Schools: The Louisville Handshake

Leadership Lounge

Those advising Fisher weren’t so sure, including his Director of Public Policy Tony Peyton, who had spent more than a decade seeing education around the country up close in his work at the National Center for Family Literacy.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 23, 2017 Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges | Consumerist → Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use after you buy it?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 23, 2017 Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges | Consumerist → Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use after you buy it?

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2014 Global Education Conference - Day Four

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, November 20th, is day four of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. Actually, it started already, but I was so exhausted yesterday I fell asleep without realizing I hadn''t posted the next day''s schedule!)

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

GlobalSpeedChat--A Worldwide Collaboration of Students - Jennifer Hesseltine & Kim Preshoff, Teachers in New York A Case Study in Global Business Awareness - Connecting Students to the World Marketplace - Penny Lorenzo, JD Agentes De Cambio - Pedro Aparicio M.S.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

But some of them, like the explosion in startups offering private student loans, suggest something is happening quite contrary to the narratives of “free and open,” not to mention to a tradition of publicly funded education or the policies of federal financial aid. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Associate Professor of Biology A Case Study in Science and Engineering Job Shadowing in High School - Ann Gaudino, Ed.D.

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