Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 Education Highlights in Policy and Practice

2015 has been an exciting year for competency-based, blended, and online learning. We’ve witnessed breakthrough policies signed into law, hundreds of districts and schools shifting toward anew era of personalized learning, and an unwavering focus on doing what is best … Continue reading

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Pew Research Report: Home Broadband 2015

The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued, and more rely only on their smartphones for online access Three notable changes relating to digital access and digital divides are occurring in the realm of personal connectivity, according to … Continue reading

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Modernizing Educator and Leader Development for a Next Generation Workforce

A highly trained and engaged educator workforce will be the single most important driver of a successful personalized, competency-based education system. Educators and leaders will take on new roles as they work individually and collectively to design customized pathways to … Continue reading

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6 Ways the New National Education Technology Plan Could Help Close Achievement Gap

The role of teachers is changing along with the growing role of technology in classrooms, according to the plan. The latest update to the U.S. National Education Technology Plan has big plans for addressing unequal access to the powerful technology … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Future Ready Schools and Leaders

Last week was an historic week for U.S. education! In addition to the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Office of Educational Technology at the USDOE released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) and announced new Future … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Takes First Steps in Transition to New Law

CONTACT:    Press Office, (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov U.S. Department of Education Takes First Steps in Transition to New Law Every Student Succeeds Act replaces No Child Left Behind as the nation’s P-12 law The U.S. Department of Education today took the first steps … Continue reading

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Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening. A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the … Continue reading

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