Policy Issues


Net Neutrality Win: FCC Proclaims Internet a Utility

The Federal Communications Commission today chose to keep the Internet open. In a three-two vote split down party lines, the FCC officially reclassified broadband Internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.

Report: New Teacher Prep Rules 'Too Stringent'

Proposed federal changes to teacher preparation requirements have generated numerous comments from education leaders and organizations, and the response isn't looking favorable — at least according to an analysis by Eduventures, a research and consulting firm that analyzes changes taking place in higher education.

Report: School Superintendents Earn Average of $122,000 Annually

School superintendents earn an average salary of $122,000 and a median salary of $113,000, with base salaries ranging from $36,000 to $315,000, according to a new report from the School Superintendents Association.

Research: How Twitter Has Shaped the Common Core Debate

The continued unraveling of the Common Core makes for compelling drama — at least that's how a research project has begun presenting it.

Study: Policies Stifling Competency Ed

While the idea of competency-based education is intriguing to about 89 percent of educators, only half as many have taken action in their schools or districts to promote it. The reason why, according to two education organizations that have studied the issue: policy obstacles "that make implementation challenging."

Los Angeles Unified Reverses 1-to-1 Direction

Los Angeles Unified School District is backing away from its much-publicized 1-to-1 program.

Will Gifted Education Weather the Common Core?

According to a new study, some districts and states believe that the Common Core gives them a reason to "ditch" services for gifted students, equating the standards with advanced education.

$1 Billion Federal 'Enhancing Education Through Tech' Bill Introduced

The United States Senate will once again be forced to consider explicit funding of education technology. Taking up the mantle left by former lawmakers, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has introduced legislation that would reactivate the Enhancing Education Through Technology Act, a move that has generated numerous statements of support among education organizations

Testing Backlash Gets Scholarly Support

Riding on the growing parental backlash over what's perceived as "over testing" in schools, educational researchers are pushing the White House and Congress to move away from "test-based policies" as they revise and renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA funds public schooling in America.

ASCD Calls for 2-Year State Assessment Accountability Moratorium

ASCD has issued a statement calling on policymakers to place a moratorium on using standardized assessments for accountability purposes.

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