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New Guide Offers Rural Schools Strategies for Going Personalized

April 17, 2017
Source: EdSurge

More than half of public school districts in the U.S. are rural, and now the Future Ready Schools (FRS) program wants to help them personalize learning. The organization has released a guidebook of...

“Personalized Learning” Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts’ Needs

April 17, 2017
Source: Education Week

From setting up blended classrooms to crafting curriculum playlists, more districts and states are turning to “personalized learning” in attempts to engage students and improve academic...

Student Advocates Sound the Alarm: States’ ESSA Plans Will Fail the Underserved Kids the Law Was Built to Protect

April 11, 2017
Source: The 74

The earliest wave of plans submitted by states to carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act are raising stark concerns among advocates that the much-vaunted “guardrails” meant to protect the most...

High School Activists to Betsy DeVos: Keep a Close Eye on Grad Rate ‘Loophole’

April 10, 2017
Source: Education Week

Activists who monitor the high school space are urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to keep a close watch on a loophole in federal law that could allow states to identify fewer high school...

Exclusive: The 29 Experts Joining Forces to Give State ESSA Plans a Harder Accountability Look

April 06, 2017
Source: The 74

State plans to carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act will be getting a second — and perhaps tougher — look. Bellwether Education Partners and the Collaborative for Student Success have...

5 Ways Librarians Can Connect Students to the World Through Technology

April 05, 2017
Source: Education Week

To prepare for life and careers, it is essential for our students to be global digital citizens, connected virtually to others around the world. These connections can be made through digital tools...

States Get Leeway on Naming ‘Dropout Factories’

April 04, 2017
Source: Education Week

A recent move by Congress has quietly opened a loophole that could allow states to avoid publicly identifying some of their high school “dropout factories” for intervention and support. It...

Readers Write (April 3): The costs of ‘clean’ energy, ‘last in, first out’ rules in teaching

March 31, 2017
Source: Star Tribune

Teacher retention is a major issue facing our nation’s schools. The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) found that about 13 percent of teachers change schools or change professions every year....

Future Ready Schools Announces Free, Personalized Learning Institutes for Educators

March 28, 2017
Source: EdSurge

Future Ready Schools (FRS), a national project that supports school leaders in implementing personalized learning, is branching out. This upcoming summer and fall, FRS will be offering eight free,...

Supreme Court Unanimous in Providing More Educational Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

March 26, 2017
Source: Edmond Sun

According to information released by the Alliance for Excellent Education, each year some 85 to 90 percent of students with disabilities are estimated to be capable of completing the requirements for...

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