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New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

New legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms. The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015, introduced by Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), would support pilot initiatives that increase student access to digital resources, increase student, parent, and educator engagement, and improve students' chances to participate in new learning models. It also provides for a national study of data related to the digital divide, including barriers to students' home internet access, how educators confront that reality in their classrooms, and how...

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Districts tighten social media rules among teachers, students

School officials are tasked with trying to figure out how to embrace the seemingly limitless educational advantages of the internet and social media tools, but preventing them from…

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5 conditions that support great teaching

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is will lead a positive, collaborative, action-oriented initiative to support great teaching. The initiative will focus on equitable access to…

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Ed leadership policy standards now open for comments

Two national education organizations are seeking additional feedback from the public on revised draft standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able…

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Senate to tackle NCLB update

A proposed updated to the Elemetary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) would strengthen state and local control and end federal test-based accountability. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions…

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Net neutrality gains FCC approval

In a momentous decision for the future of the open internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26 approved net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic and…

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New bill would renew EETT funding

A new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would once again fund the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Act, which ensures that educators and students have access to…

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Education gets spotlight in SOTU

President Obama in his Jan. 20, 2015 State of the Union Address highlighted the need for high-speed broadband for all Americans, access to higher education opportunities, and the…

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Top 5 education policy issues in 2015

The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently issued a brief outlining what it considers to be the top five policy issues that will face education in 2015. In a…

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Duncan calls for NCLB repeal

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on January 12 laid out a vision for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that continues a focus on the nation’s…

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Obama seeks laws on student privacy, data hacking

A White House official said President Obama on Jan. 12 will announce a measure aimed at preventing companies from selling student data to third parties and from using…

Educator Resource Centers

A Network for Success

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Is Your School District’s Network Prepared for 21st Century Digital Learning? Build and deploy a consistent network infrastructure that supports BYOD/1:1, Common Core and online testing, advanced multimedia…

Complete Classroom Management for Any Environment

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Many solutions claim to be “multi-platform”, but with dedicated versions from Windows to ChromeOS, Android to iOS, Mac to Linux, all backed by a wealth of best practice…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…