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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 great teaching for all students. The three-year initiative will include hosting joint convenings around key issues that impact the teaching profession; establishing a collective research agenda; developing tools and strategies to support teachers, both in their classrooms and careers; and building a repository of best practices, case studies, and positive examples of components of great teaching to highlight what is working well in schools. In 2016, a major report will be released that will...

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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…

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FCC approves $1.5B E-rate increase

The Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 11 voted to increase funding to the federal E-rate program by $1.5 billion. The additional funding comes from a consumer telephone bill…

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District policy change could ban selfies

Whether by design or not, a proposed Wake County school policy change could ban students from taking pictures of themselves and others in school. One of the revisions to…

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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…

Navigating the New E-rate

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In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…

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…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

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…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…