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Subscribe to the New NEPC Talks Education Monthly Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher

BOULDER, CO (September 16, 2020) – Loyal NEPC Education Interview of the Month listeners, as well as people discovering NEPC Talks Education for the first time, will find it easier than ever to plug into the smart, engaging conversations about … Continue reading

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iNACOL Issues Policy Brief on K-12 Competency-Based Education

Today, iNACOL released a new issue brief on State Policy & K-12 Competency-Based Education, which provides an overview of competency-based education, state policy recommendations and resources for policymakers who are ready to enable and support competency education. Competency-based education is … 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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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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What are the candidates saying about education? Join the discussion May 26 to find out!

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (UTC-5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) You’re invited to participate in a one of a kind ISTE sponsored Presidential Forum hosted by the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) on Thursday, May … 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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Reversing the Deprofessionalization of Teaching

BOULDER, CO (December 8, 2015) — The current era of deprofessionalization of teaching is tied to an easy-entry, easy-exit approach to the hiring and firing of teachers and to the widespread use of standards-based testing to drive accountability. In a new brief released … Continue reading

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How to Cultivate a Bully-Free Community

Fifth grade student Malcolm Lyon is especially tall for his age and well-spoken. When asked what he loved most about his school, Malcolm answered simply, “No bullying.” This might be surprising given the struggle with bullying that schools face nationwide. … Continue reading

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How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

When I ask the students why they are so attached to their devices with the small (some aren’t so small) screens, I invariably get the response, “It’s my life.” I just don’t get it and probably never will, but here … Continue reading

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A Critical Moment for Public Education in New Hampshire

A number of bills proposed in the Legislature would undo the progress we’ve made So many things are going right in New Hampshire public education right now. Our students score among the top in the country. Our educators have led … Continue reading

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