Tag Archives: NCLB

Competency Education: Time to Tackle the Elephant

In this blog that first appeared on CompetencyWorks.org on December 16, 2015, Chris Sturgis (@sturgis_chris) shares the challenges teachers face when required to teach grade-level standards—when students’ knowledge is two to three (or more) academic levels lower or higher. She … Continue reading

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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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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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President Obama Delivers Remarks and Signs the Every Student Succeeds Act

“Let me sign this bill.” – President Obama  #ESEA  #ESSA  #NCLB https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-signs-every-student-succeeds-act  

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Every Student Succeeds Act Encourages Education Technology as a Priority

December 9, 2015 (Washington D.C.) Today, the Senate approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by a vote of 85-12. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial digital learning leaders is encouraged by the actions by … Continue reading

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Update on ESEA Reauthorization: Every Child Achieves Act

On July 16, the Senate approved the Every Child Achieves Act with a vote of 81-17. The Senate sent a strong signal today that teachers and students should have access to the the technology, including digital content and open educational … Continue reading

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4 Things You Should Know About The Senate’s Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind

A Senate committee pushed an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act a step closer Thursday, passing a rewritten version called the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. The vote by the Committee on on Health, Education, Labor and … Continue reading

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Limited Ed Tech Support in the new ESEA Reauthorization Bill

If the Murray / Alexander bill becomes the Every Child Achieves Act that will reauthorize ESEA, it would appear as though every child will achieve without integration of technology or next generation type digital learning. In the bill, which is … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Agreement to Fix “No Child Left Behind”

Schedule Committee Action for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7 – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced a bipartisan agreement on fixing “No Child Left Behind.” They scheduled committee … Continue reading

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House Education Committee Approves NCLB Rewrite on Party-Line Vote

The Republican-controlled House education committee approved an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act Wednesday afternoon on a party-line vote. The measure, which would significantly curtail the footprint of the federal government in K-12 schools, will be considered by … Continue reading

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