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Policy Issues


ED Launches Excellent Educators for All Initiative

The United States Department of Education has launched the Excellent Educators for All Initiative, which aims to foster the recruitment and retention of high quality teachers in high-poverty, high-minority school districts.

E-rate Survey: Funding Increase Deemed Critical

An E-rate funding increase is critical to the success of many school districts, according to a new survey.

Researchers To Study How School Leaders Use Data To Inform Decisions

The United States Department of Education has awarded $5 million to three universities to find out how (or whether) school and district leaders use research to inform their decisionmaking.

Scenario Learning Releases 'Active Shooter for Administrators' Safety Course

Written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn, the online course outlines evidence-based methods that school and district administrators can use to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

Education Can't Be 'Hacked'

Quick fixes and top-down disruptions are tempting, but true change is a long, messy, contentious process.

SETDA Releases Brief on Accessible Resources

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.

100 Ed Tech Leaders Call on FCC To Update E-rate

A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.

SETDA, Creative Commons Partner on Digital Resource Policy Brief

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has partnered with Creative Commons United States to release a policy brief on the effective and legal use of digital content created by teachers.

Postsecondary Leaders Form Coalition To Support Common Core Standards

More than 200 representatives from colleges and universities across 33 states have banded together to form Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a new coalition designed to support Common Core State Standards as a key strategy for improving student success.

Missouri Lawmakers Reach Common Core Compromise

As the Common Core State Standards crashed in the Carolinas and Oklahoma last week, Missouri lawmakers reached a compromise on the standards designed to keep them in place for at least two years.

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