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ESEA is overdue for reauthorization, but the previous Democratic Senate and Republican House were not able to reconcile their interests. Now that the Republicans control Congress, the education community has been asking if the reauthorization will now take place and what it will look like. This...
On January 12 at the Federal Trade Commission President Obama unveiled several programs to protect data privacy and civil liberties. While his administration is targeting privacy at all levels, there are three initiatives aimed specifically at student data. The Student Digital Privacy Act:...
Education Week has released Quality Counts 2015, a report on the state of education across each state as well as a special focus on early childhood. The report’s authors found that even with the increased focused on early childhood learning, the United States as a whole earns a D-plus, while half...
A new report from Scholastic highlights that schools play a major role in getting kids to read for fun at home, especially in lower income families. The report, Kids & Family Reading Report™: 5th edition, examines reading attitudes and behavior of kids (ages 6-17) and their parents and...
Forbes has released its new list of 30 under 30, including their key influencers in education. The 2015 class, according to Caroline Howard of Forbes, is pushing for massive upheaval in the learning landscape, focusing not just on the content of what kids learn but on how they do it. From...
As we look ahead to a new year of debates about the direction of education in the United States and around the world, ABC News has posted a reminder of how much the classroom environment has already changed in the 21st Century. Read their list and send the PreK-12 Learning Group your...
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan closed out 2014 with a series of predictions for 2015. His top four, published in Education Week, highlight the Administration’s education goals. As Education Weekpoint out, though, Duncan did not address other key issues like achievement gaps...
Todd Brekhus, President of Capstone Digital, will receive the Visionary Award at the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s Lamplighter Honors Gala on December 8. The Visionary Award is given to individuals for their insight and exceptional leadership. Todd is receiving this award for his...
Todd Brekhus, President of Capstone Digital, will receive the Visionary Award at the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s Lamplighter Honors Gala on December 8. The Visionary Award is given to individuals for their insight and exceptional leadership. Todd is receiving this award for his...
Winning product and company name: Emotional ABC’s Ross Brodie, CEO and one half of the husband-and-wife team behind Emotional ABC’s, gave some insight into how two real-life parents ended up in the business of developing a social-emotional program for children and their parents. Emotional ABC’s...

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