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Afternoon Announcements: ESEA Renewal Bill Could See House Floor This Week

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July 16, 2013 04:28 pm

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The House of Representatives schedule lists a possible consideration of the bill to renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on Thursday. It’s expected that if considered, lawmakers will have heated debates on testing and teacher evaluations. The bill is sponsored by Republicans.Politics K-12

Education technology experts, lobbyists, and policymakers joined together in a roundtable to discuss the future of digital learning. They agreed on a few common necessities to advance digital learning – the need for improved technological infrastructure in schools and more teacher training to adapt to new technologies. Washington Post

The snark titled article, “OMG! Survey, like, says digital-savvy students are good at writing!” says it all: a new study of teachers shows that digitally adept students showed greater creativity, personal expression and increased collaboration skills. Los Angeles Times 

Less than a year after being brutally attacked by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations Friday about girls’ right to an education. Watch the powerful video story. NBC Education Nation

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