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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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The Lucrative Side of Charter Schools

      Key Brief Takeaway: New report puts first pieces together on how charter schools are profiting through the privatization of public assets  BOULDER, CO (December 10, 2015) — One of the less-noticed elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act is the authorization … Continue reading

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The 2015 Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning Report is Now Available

Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2015) is the 12th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Speed Up Education Technology Policy Changes

Education technology policy may not change at the speed of light. But it can change faster if policymakers work through regulatory options, act on data and keep abreast of what’s going on with technology. That said, making changes faster doesn’t … Continue reading

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Toledo Public School programs hope to reduce ‘summer slide’

Just a few years ago, Toledo Public Schools closed its buildings in the summers. Maintenance staff were the only people to walk through school halls most summer days. This summer, about two dozen TPS elementary and high schools will offer … Continue reading

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Should Schools Implement Social Media Policies?

Facebook wasn’t a topic of conversation in high schools 10 years ago — it hadn’t even been invented yet.  One decade and a billion users later, and with the introduction of Twitter, Instagram and other social networking platforms, it’s become … Continue reading

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