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Policy Issues


Feds Want To Know: What Are the Most Pressing Questions in Education?

The United States Department of Education is soliciting input on educational funding for developing an evidence base for education practice.

The 3 Most Common Practices in School Turnaround Efforts

These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.

Policy Group Calls for More Timely, Meaningful School Data Reporting

Twelve years ago began a new era in reporting of school performance when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act....

Poll: More Americans Support Online Assessment Than Common Core

In a survey conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies and Social Driver, 61 percent of respondents expressed approval of online testing, but only 42 percent strongly or somewhat supported the initiative itself.

5 Ways to Make the Most of the New E-Rate

As funding is phased out for some technologies and increased for others, here’s how you can get more of what you need.

ISTE Unveils Free Diagnostic Tool, Resource Portal for Tech Integration

The International Society for Technology in Education has launched a free new diagnostic tool and resource library, together dubbed the ISTE Lead and Transform Movement, for school and district technology integration.

Data Quality Campaign Releases Policy Brief on Student Data Collection

'Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction' is designed to clear up misconceptions and offer guidance to educational leaders.

New Report Briefs States on Filling School Course Gaps

Many K-12 students can't take the classes that will help them prepare for college because their schools don't offer those courses. According to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, one solution to the gaps lies in setting up a "course access" program.

$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities

Federal Grants Target Leadership in 'Low-Performing' Schools

The United States federal government is making a push to train, place and retain competent leaders in an effort to turn around some of the country's lowest-performing schools.

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