Policy Issues


Age-Based, Grade-Level System Ignores Huge Numbers of Over-Achieving Students

While this country puts a lot of attention on students not achieving at the proficiency level, plenty of focus might be better directed on students who are performing ahead of age-based, grade-level standards.

The Education Technology Value Chain: Implications and Policy Options

A growing body of evidence now suggests that when systematically implemented, educational technology can support a wide range of educational innovations, including flipped classrooms, peer-to-peer teaching, and customized learning.

Interactive Atlas Shows Snapshots of State of Ed Worldwide

UNESCO, the United Nations organization focused on world education, science and culture, has launched a new "eAtlas" that provides interactive snapshots of education data.

Salt Lake City Schools Revamps Employee Safety Learning Approach

A Utah school district with close to 25,000 students has gone public with its decision to implement a web-based learning management system specifically for maintaining a training library for its employees.

Bill for ‘State Seal of STEM’ at California Senate

Following in the footsteps of two other states, California is the next state to consider a bill that would award students pursuing STEM subjects with an official seal on their diploma.

Home Connectivity and the Homework Gap

A disparity in home Internet service has lead to the “homework gap,” where economically disadvantaged students “go from a digital oasis to a digital desert when they go from school to home.”

KnowledgeWorks, Center for Assessment Launch Site to Prep Ed Leaders for Accountability Pilots

KnowledgeWorks and the National Center for the Improvement of Assessment are launching a new website, innovativeassessments.org, to help education representatives understand the requirements of the applications for the Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority.

Bill Would Simplify FAFSA Financial Aid Process

Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would simplify the FAFSA process.

Senate Bill Proposes Shot in Arm for CTE

Career and technical education could get a boost if bi-partisan legislation moves ahead.

Educational Inequities Research Draws Attention by New Penn State Center

A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.

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