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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...
For publishers staying on top of issues impacting the edtech purchases and the decision makers, two new reports yield insights into the current state of the market. The 2015 K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report from CoSN, sponsored by SchoolDude and conducted in partnership with MDR,...
Common Sense Media, an AAP PreK-12 Learning Group member, has launched a new advocacy initiative called Common Sense Kids Action. The goal of the initiative is to make kids and education the number one priority in the United States. In an article for the Huffington Post, Jim Steyer, CEO of...
A recent study by Holly Pope, Jo Boaler, and Charmaine Mangram of the Stanford Graduate School of Education showed that students using a digital math game three times a week demonstrated a greater increase in number sense at the end of the evaluation period than those who did not. While this study...
As assessments and the school year wind down for 2015, Valerie Pelletier, a kindergarten teacher at Hygiene Elementary School in Longmont (CO), shared her perspective on working with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to the Education Post. Believing that there is a lot of confusion among parents...
As the number of education reform initiatives continues to increase in the U.S., the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) asked three of its research fellows to examine current efforts and to provide their do’s and don’ts for improving education. Unsurprisingly, many of their recommendations focus...
Whatever standards a state uses, the clear goal is to make students ready for their careers beyond education. And while math and reading literacy are essential skills, a new study from Wainhouse Research, sponsored by SMART Technologies Inc., says that problem-solving and the ability to collaborate...
House and Senate budget conferees met on Monday, April 20 to start working combining their proposed budgets. A new post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) says, though, that both the House and Senate FY 2016 budget have major flaws. Deficit reduction entirely through...

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