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What Will Betsy DeVos Do with Ed Tech?

The nominee for education secretary has expressed interest in technology, but it’s unclear how significant its role will be if her appointment is confirmed. U.S. Department of Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos appears most prominently in the public record as … Continue reading

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3 Ways New England States Have Advanced Competency-Based Education

An in-depth report dives into how New England states are trying to help students graduate high school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Competency-based education has a strong hold in New England. Five of the six northeastern … Continue reading

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Education News Updates: August 2016

Every Dollar Counts: In Defense of the Education Department’s ‘Supplement Not Supplant’ Proposal    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2811950 A new paper from two Columbia Law School scholars defends the Education Department’s proposed regulatory language implementing ESSA, Title I’s supplement, not supplant provisions. Evidence compellingly … Continue reading

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Federal Policy Updates

General News: The House Committee on Education and the Workforce unanimously approved bipartisan legislation (H.R. 5587) to update the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The archived webcast of the markup can be viewed here. The bipartisan co-chairs … Continue reading

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National Education Policy Center Announces 2015 Bunkum Award

The National Education Policy Center is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Bunkum Award, recognizing the think tank whose reviewed work best captures the true spirit of bunk, starring in a feature report. The National Education Policy Center … Continue reading

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Have e-days gained enough traction to usurp the snow day?

To many K-12 students, there’s only one thing that’s as exciting as summer vacation: unexpected days off during the winter. Snow days can offer students a welcome break from their regular schedules, with time to goof off, catch up on studies, … Continue reading

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US Department of Education Begins Transition to ESSA

Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is signed into law, the next step is the United States Department of Education (ED) issuing guidance and regulations. (For more on what’s included in ESSA, click here.) ED has started the … Continue reading

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