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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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