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January 27, 2015

AFT to Senate: Keep Paraprofessional Qualifications in NCLB Rewrite

The union says that removing the requirements for paraprofessionals in Title I schools could harm quality.

January 27, 2015

Scrapping Federally Mandated Tests Will Hurt School Choice, Advocates Say

How can parents make smart decisions about where to spend their vouchers or which charter schools to pick if they don't have annual testing data at their fingertips?

January 26, 2015

How Language in NCLB Draft Bill Affects School Choice

Advocates for school districts see Title I portability as a pit-stop on the highway that leads to voucherville.

January 26, 2015

The 'Rise and Fall' of Alternate Assessments Based on Modified Standards

Intended for students who could not master grade-level content in one school year, these tests are on their way out, but they leave several lessons in their wake, says a recent analysis.

January 26, 2015

E-Rate Filing Window Open, New Resources Available After Big Changes

New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.

January 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

January 16, 2015

To See the Future of Education, Look Beyond ESEA

Two relatively unheralded events in Washington, DC, show that ideas about the future of education are on the table.

January 14, 2015

AFT, Obama-Linked Think Tank Promote Annual Testing—With a Caveat

The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.

January 14, 2015

President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Proposal Gets Wary Industry Reaction

Some ed-tech companies are voicing concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space by creating unnecessary layers of regulation.

January 13, 2015

U.S. Early-Ed Official: 'No More Exciting Time to be Working in Early Learning'

Libby Doggett, the deputy assistant secretary for policy and early childhood for the U.S. Department of Education, says the federal government needs to catch up with work at the state and local levels.

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