Policy Issues


Principals Call for Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is looking to change the conversation about mobile computing and social media in schools.

How To Build an Online High-Stakes Assessment System

As one of the pioneers in instituting statewide online assessments, Delaware provides an excellent case study in how to plan and implement such an ambitious initiative.

House Bill's 'New Priorities' Don't Include Ed Tech

A new reform bill is aiming for the "permanent" elimination of state education technology grants, along with 42 other "wasteful" national education programs.

Alabama To Monitor Prek-12 for Dropout Indicators

The Alabama State Department of Education and STI have launched the Graduation Tracking System to support the state's dropout prevention awareness campaign, Every Child a Graduate.

SIIA Opens 2011 Vision K-20 Survey

The Software & Information Industry Association has opened its 2011 Vision K-20 Survey, part of the SIIA's Vision K-20 initiative that focuses on developing a technology-based educational framework for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

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Storytelling Time

The best way you can counter simplistic analyses of complex educational issues is to get your stories out there.

Education Department To Launch Green Ribbon Schools Program

The United States Department of Education has launched a new program to recognize schools for their sustainability efforts.

Healey Takes Helm at ASCD

ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) has named Paul Healey as its new president. He took office late last month.

Groups Call for Reinstatement of Federal Ed Tech Program

Education advocacy groups are once again leading the charge to reinstate the federal ed tech program known as Enhancing Education Through Technology, or EETT. Funding was eliminated for the program--the only dedicated federal funding for technology in education--in the fiscal year 2011 appropriations bill.

Brief: Maryland, Microsoft Renew Technology Agreement

The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium has renewed a statewide agreement with Microsoft that was originally signed in 1999.

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