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Working Draft of Suggested Legislation: THE EACH CHILD LEARNS ACT

Sep 30, 2012

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This proposed draft legislation, titled the Each Child Learns Act, will help states think strategically about how to incorporate technology into their classrooms to boost student learning and increase professional learning opportunities for teachers.

The Each Child Learns Act outlines a student-centered education approach that focuses on developing personalized student paths for academic success and incorporating digital learning. The proposed draft legislation provides comprehensive planning, language, guidance, and timelines for states to use in transitioning to this more forward-thinking and modern public education system. A major principle of the legislation is that a more personalized learning experience, driven by strong teaching in combination with the effective use of technology, should be the basis for any transition to a system that embraces high-quality digital learning.

The Each Child Learns Act recognizes that every state has different educational needs, and therefore provides language that is adaptable and applicable to most, if not all, states. Throughout the draft legislation, there are sections that include two different options so states can choose which is most appropriate for their situation.

An executive summary of the Each Child Learns Act is available at https://all4ed.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Executive_Summary_of_Each_Child_Learns.pdf.

The complete text of the draft legislation is available via the blue download button below.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.