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Louisiana District Illustrates Power of E-rate in Education

October 13, 2017
Source: Edscoop

A Louisiana school district’s recently launched one-to-one initiative is the latest example of how federal E-rate funds are enabling the growth of edtech in classrooms across the country.

Parents of Students with Disabilities Call on SBOE for More Representation

October 12, 2017
Source: Montgomery Advertiser

Parents of and advocates for students with disabilities met with interim State Superintendent Ed Richardson Wednesday to express concern that Alabama’s ESSA plan (Every Student Succeeds Act) does...

High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds

October 02, 2017
Source: Education Week

The high school dropout rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low of 10 percent, according to a new study. In 1996, 34 percent of Hispanic students...

The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now

September 26, 2017
Source: Education Week

“For thousands of educators, this discussion isn’t about 15 years from now. It’s about the present,” said former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, who now heads a national...

New SAT Yields Higher Scores, But Don’t Be Fooled

September 26, 2017
Source: Education Week

Only 46 percent of students met the minimum scores that the College Board has correlated with a good likelihood of succeeding in entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework. Even in the transition...

Extra Help: Behind a New Targeted Push to Boost High School Graduation Rates

September 20, 2017
Source: Inside Philanthropy

The high school graduation rate in the U.S. is higher than ever at 83.2 percent, but demographic gaps persist, according to a study out of Johns Hopkins University. A new project from America’s...

Pa. Department of Education Submits Federal Education Plan for Review

September 18, 2017
Source: Trib Live

If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in the minds of state leaders when it comes to education, some experts say looking at Pennsylvania’s new education plan — which the state...

Kaine, Capito Introduce Bill to Reduce Workforce Shortages Through Middle School Pilot Program

September 14, 2017
Source: Augusta Free Press

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and Senator Shelley Moore...

EdTech Startup Awards Seek Global Innovations

September 13, 2017
Source: Campus Technology

A global competition is accepting applications from education technology teams that want to participate in pitching events with the hope of being named one of the “most promising” edtech...

Teacher Turnover Rates Drop, But Concern Remains in Some Local Districts

September 06, 2017
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

About one in six U.S. teachers leave their schools each year, at a cost of $1 billion to $2.2 billion annually, for expenses such as recruitment, hiring and training, according to the Alliance for...

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