Three Things to Know about the New Title IV SSAEG Program Guidance

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program (as authorized by Title IV, […]

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally […]

Every Student Succeeds

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA will replace the familiar No Child Left Behind Act as the […]

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S. K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although […]

Smart Changes Proposed to ESSA Title IV Program Design

Like many I was both puzzled and troubled by the Obama Administration’s request of $500 million for the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title IV […]

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

The glasses have been raised. The speeches made, and press releases issued. It’s now time to get down to brass tacks and figure out how […]

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part I)

What should the federal role be in promoting access to and use of technology for K-12 education (AKA ‘educational technology policy’)? What are the types […]

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

The Layers of ESSA: Educational Technology in Title IV – 21st Century Schools, Part A While most people surely love a good layer cake, the […]

ESSA Law – A Teachers Opinion

  ESSA- Education Opinion What is ESSA and why do we need it?      ESSA — the Every Student Succeeds Act — is the […]

Every Student Succeeds Act: Preparing Students for College & Career

With President Obama’s recent signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) bipartisan bill, there is now an even stronger emphasis on students’ college and […]

Student Data Privacy Mostly Missing in ESEA Reauthorization

The Every Student Succeeds Act would allow federal funds to be used to train teachers on data use and privacy, but does not tackle FERPA […]

My response to everyone – Don’t bin IT or ban IT, get IT right!

I want to be very clear from the outset… Technology can make a big difference. To students’ engagement. To students’ chances. To students’ outcomes. To […]

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