Policy Issues


Delaware to Build OER Repository

The Delaware Department of Education recently joined the #GoOpen campaign, a national movement to use high-quality, openly licensed educational resources in schools.

California DOJ Warns Ed Tech Companies to Only Collect Necessary Student Data

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, with help from the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit, released a new report that advises ed tech companies operating in California to abide by the state's privacy laws and be cautious with data mining.

School Climate Sways Teacher Effectiveness and Turnover

A research team from Brown University and Harvard examined the impact on teacher turnover and student achievement of changes in school climate.

New Report Advises States on How to Support Personalized Learning

A non-profit that promotes competency-based and blended and online learning in K-12 has begun turning its attention to states, where the coming era in education transformation is expected to play out.

Coalition Launches Campaign Aimed at State Lawmakers to Promote K–12 Digital Citizenship

A national coalition of groups oriented toward children and media launched a new campaign Friday to encourage state lawmakers to promote digital citizenship in schools.

SETDA Pushes for Equal Access to Technology, Interstate Agency Cooperation in New Strategic Plan

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has published its new strategic plan to reflect the current position of education technology as an integral component of curriculum, instruction and professional development.

The Patchwork of State Student Privacy Laws

An interview with the Center for Democracy & Technology's Michelle De Mooy

Senate Stalls On Perkins Act Update

A major revamp of the federal regulations and funding rules related to career and technical education in this country is on hold after the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions canceled a scheduled meeting.

U Michigan to Lead $5 Million Common Core Study

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.

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