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May 05, 2015

'Open Educational Resources' Promoted in U.S. Senate's ESEA Draft

Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Tammy Baldwin support the inclusion of an amendment to the ESEA that would encourage the use of "open educational resources."

March 05, 2015

Strengthening the Teaching Profession

Jack Schneider and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), looking at how Congress might approach ESEA reauthorization in a manner that strengthens the teaching profession.

March 03, 2015

What's Worth Keeping in NCLB?

Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, paying particular attention to how it might be improved from its current incarnation as "No Child Left Behind."

April 07, 2014

Group Slams House Majority Leader for Lack of Charter-Funding Support

A brief from the Democrats for Education Reform criticizes U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for not signing a letter in support of increased funding for the federal Charter School Program.

April 01, 2014

Bipartisan Federal Charter Bill Introduced in U.S. House

The charter school bill is likely to look similar to a bill that passed the House by a huge bipartisan margin of 365-54 back in 2011.

July 19, 2013

Title I Money Would Follow Students to Charters Under U.S. House Bill

The ESEA bill would allow Title I funds to follow students to the school of their choice, including charter schools.

April 16, 2013

New Tech Infrastructure, Standards Needed, Ed. Department Official Says

Jim Shelton, the assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, outlined four elements to improving U.S. education.

December 18, 2012

SpongeBob App Violates Child Privacy Laws, Complaint Says

A complaint filed with the FTC by the Center for Digital Democracy says SpongeBob Diner Dash collects children's personal information without parental consent.

August 03, 2012

Report Details Drop in Federal Funding for Children

Advocacy group details spending over past five years

September 16, 2011

Duncan Unveils Digital Promise Center

The new center will aim to identify and support the most effective education technology innovations and expose them more broadly to schools across the country.

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