The US Department of Education is prepared to begin reviewing states' plans for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. To date, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have submitted plans to implement ESSA.
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State leaders have more flexibility to implement both disruptive and sustaining innovation under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, according to the authors of a new brief. The report offers four principals for innovation and six ideas leaders can use to boost and measure student success.
Some educators increasingly are advocating that schools unblock social media sites in the interest of teaching digital literacy. Derek McCoy, a North Carolina middle-school principal, says restrictions should be lifted despite risks because people learn from mistakes and "cannot be governed by fear."
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted an evidence-based funding model for the state's schools, which would provide more funding for struggling districts. "The new Illinois legislation levels the playing field for all students," Deborah Delisle, ASCD's executive director, said.
Development of early-literacy skills has benefits beyond academics, assert researchers at the University of Washington. They studied children for five years and found that students whose parents read to them at home improved both their progress in school and in life skills such as self-regulation and goal-setting.
Technology may be harming learning rather than helping, assert social studies teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles. Clement and Miles are authors of a book, "Screen Schooled," where they make suggestions to help educators and parents mitigate the harmful effects of too much screen time.
Online registration for NASBE's Annual Conference 2017 ends this Friday
Join us November 1-4, 2017, in Atlanta for NASBE's Annual Conference 2017, Moving Beyond the State Plan: Excellence, Equity, Innovation. The Annual Conference is the largest gathering of state board of education members in the nation. Speakers will include Learning Policy Institute President Linda Darling-Hammond, Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright, Georgetown University Professor Marguerite Roza, and a series of other dynamic and influential individuals in the education policy field. The conference will cover important topics such as state ESSA implementation, education equity and excellence, leadership development, school interventions, school funding, personalized learning, early childhood education, and much more. Online registration ends this Friday, October 20 -- reserve your spot today!
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