Education policy consists of news, commentary and stories that follow legislation and government action in the educational sphere.
Frank McCaughey is a teacher in the Bronx where 80 percent of the students in his school live in or near poverty. Frank posted a blog today, “The Biggest Challenge I Face in my Classroom,” where he urged policy makers to take on “the devastation that extreme poverty…
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released a Statement of Principles for Model Legislation in States. The principles are fully aligned with Digital Learning Now!, a framework for state policy released in 2010. The principles are a useful guide not only for state policy…
How will SOPA and PIPA affect online education? It will be the collateral damage. On the surface, both bills seem reasonable. Both bills seek to give power to law enforcement to stop access to “rogue” websites that abuse copyright and exchange counterfeit goods. The bills focus on foreign websites; however, U.S. based Internet companies and technology leaders fear the bills are over-reaching and will have chilling effects on Internet freedoms in the U.S.
Frederick M. Hess, Deborah Gist and other innovative leaders in education shared stories and anecdotes Wednesday around their experiences in state education departments working toward change.
Utah has been a leader in innovative online education and the current bill SB65 would allow students in Utah access to AP courses, any foreign language, high level STEM courses and struggling students the option of personalized learning through their choice of virtual and online courses.