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A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) looks at the PISA scores not only in terms of how well students are performing in each country but also the economic implications. According to the study, if every 15-year old student reaches at least baseline Level...
Trisha Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer for Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, and Michael Jay, President of Educational Systemics, appeared on Education Talk Radio with host Larry Jacobs to discuss the upcoming Content in Context (CIC) conference, the transitions happening in the classroom, and how...
The Council of Chief State School Officers and National Policy Board for Educational Administration have drafted standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student learning and achievement and meet new, higher expectations. An update to...
As education issues continue to dominate headlines, a recurring thread is about funding—who provides it and how much. According to a report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), though, there may be a funding “wall” where giving schools more money has negligible effect on student...
Greg Toppo, an education writer for USA Today, has written a new book The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter, which examines the rise of gaming culture and its impact on the classroom. In an interview with Education Dive’s Roger Riddell, Toppo talks about the...
Comparing state digital learning policies against its 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning, Digital Learning Now (DLN), an initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), has released the 2014 Digital Learning Report Card. Overall, half the states improved their...
As a part of a study of the effectiveness of School Improvement Grants (SIGs) and Race to the Top (RTT), the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) examined the programs impact on helping states build their capacity to turnaround low-performing schools. Unfortunately, despite the priority placed on...
Setting the political debate about the Common Core State Standards aside, a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) looks at what’s important to teachers when implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The focus was on districts that have taken a collaborative approach...
The results are in from the latest Speak Up survey from Project Tomorrow, which looked at trends in mobile device use and blended learning this year and their relation to education equity. According to the survey, nearly half of teachers (47 percent) said their students have regular access to...
On Wednesday, April 29 Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015. The representatives, who were both instrumental in the development of the Student Data Privacy Pledge, have been working on this bill...

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