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October 07, 2014

Arne Duncan Guidance Calls for Equal Technology Access Across Schools

A "Dear Colleague" letter released recently by the Department of Education urges states, districts and schools to proactively evaluate how they distribute resources, including educational technology.

September 18, 2014

U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT

A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

September 15, 2014

Majority of States Raise Their Hands for New Preschool Grants

States and districts may be somewhat weary of competitive grants, but the early childhood education money seems to be garnering a lot of interest.

September 04, 2014

Where Do NCLB Waiver States Stand On Extensions?

Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.

August 29, 2014

Which Kind of Teaching?

How teaching practices are observed and evaluated can determine whether teachers shift to deeper learning approaches.

July 09, 2014

U.S. Education Department Offers Tips to Districts, States on Social Media Use

Making more effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools remains a challenge for most school districts and state education agencies, a new report says.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Education Department Upholds Standing of Affirmative-Action Policies

In a May 6 "dear colleague" letter, the federal education department upheld the rights of schools to use affirmative-action policies despite a Supreme Court ruling in April.

May 06, 2014

U.S. Senate Budget Committee Quizzes Duncan on Waivers, Spending

Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.

March 27, 2014

Cheat Sheet: Race to the Top Progress

Take a look at the challenges and accomplishments of all 12 winners of the original Race to the Top grant competition in this handy chart.

March 06, 2014

Texas Loses Bid For Federal Testing Waiver

The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.

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