News Update
What You Need to Know Now 2/14/2017


  • ED Secretary DeVos Tells States to Maintain ESSA Timelines

    Betsy DeVos, the new secretary of the United States Department of Education (ED), wants to maintain the timeline set by the Obama administration for reviewing state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), even though accountability regulations appear as though they will be eliminated by Congress.

  • School Climate Really Does Affect Academics

    A recent study found that middle schools where students reported a "more positive" school climate had higher academic performance, and that changes in the school climate also correlated with changes in academic performance.

  • Social Media Impacts College Admissions Officers' View of Students

    A new study from Kaplan of college admissions officers at top national, regional and liberal arts colleges and universities around the country found that while the number of admissions officers who check social media has slightly decreased, more admit that what they find online impacts their view of students.

  • Colorado to Collect Statewide Blended Learning Data

    Commissioned through the Colorado General Assembly and the Governor's Office, Colorado Empowered Learning will work with Keystone to develop a statewide roadmap that will help shape and inform Colorado's approach to blended learning.


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