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On Wednesday morning the U.S. Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by a vote of 85-12. ESSA, which previously passed the House by 359-64, will now go to President Obama who plans to sign it Thursday morning. Overall, the essence of ESSA is to return more control to the...
At educational publishing companies, the tech product developers are usually considered rock stars while the IT staff, who support the every day business tasks, never seem to be good enough. According to Fran Toolan, Founder, CEO, and Chief Igniter for Firebrand Technologies, companies should be...
Carmen Farińa, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, spoke to the 2015 PreK-12 Learning Group CEO Roundtable to talk about the needs of urban school districts. In addition to insights into her priorities for her schools and students, Chancellor Farińa gave attendees a wish list...
What makes PreK-12 classroom materials great? The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group has been handpicking some of the best from their annual REVERE Awards winners. There are many different things that can make the materials great - from adaptive learning, to realistic tools, to using stories kids can...
How is the quality content students, teachers & schools depend on created? Check out our infographic to learn. You can also download the infographic from the AAP Media Library.
Following up on its 2014 report that said the majority of districts rely on pilot programs to make ed tech purchasing decisions, Digital Promise has released a new study offering  best practices for doing pilots. Pilot-to-Purchase Project - Piloting Ed-tech Products in K-12 Public Schools, a...
Education at a Glance 2015 from OECD offers information not only on changes in education systems around the world but also indicators on the returns on investments. The research shows that while less than 60% of adults without upper secondary education are employed, approximately one in five...
In part two of our series looking at the evolution of the REVERE Awards, we look at how profoundly the Awards competitions have changed to reflect the expanding needs of preK-12 learning. Ensuring that the program recognizes high quality resources, wherever and however they...
Another survey has risen to help policymakers, education officials, and interested parties with insights into how schools are using technology and the barriers to implementation. The State of Education Technology 2015 from Education Dive shows that school districts are still facing many of the...
We keep talking about 50 years of identifying and honoring high quality resources through the REVERE Awards, but improvements and adaptations shouldn’t come as a surprise to a program with a beginning as a magazine competition. Over the years, the awards have had to expand and recognize...

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