Policy Issues


Legislators Want Computer Science To Count for Language Requirement

A bill being pushed in the state of Washington would allow two years of computer science to count as two years of world languages for the purpose of admission into college in the state.

School District Partners with Duke U on Community Data Center with Focus on Early Learning

The goal of the new center: to inform decision-making related to area policies, programs and practices.

Obama Budget Priorities Focus on Teacher Support, STEM, Free College

The White House has released President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal, a 150-page document that lays out his administration's priorities for the federal budget in the coming year.

Research: Ripping Out Carnegie Unit Can't Promise Ed Reform Success

The concept of the Carnegie unit as one of the defining measurements in education will be tough to uproot, according to a new report out by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Decisions Made Now Will Guide Education for the Next 20 Years

Educators and students could benefit or suffer intensely from the battles now being fought over education technology.

Interoperability, Accessibility Top ConnectED Framework Priorities

Interoperability, integration and equitable and universal access are the top priorities for districts implementing technology for teaching and learning, according to a new report from the National Advisory Council on ConnectED.

Predictions for the Future of Student Data Privacy

Berkman Center fellows Leah Plunkett and Paulina Haduong share their insights into the future of student data privacy. What direction will policy take? What will schools' responsibilities entail?

LA Unified Appoints New Lead for 1-to-1 Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is rebranding its troubled 1-to-1 program and putting new leadership in charge of device and curriculum decision-making.

North Carolina District Begins Offering Credits Based on Mastery

North Carolina's Mooresville Graded School District has begun offering credit by demonstrated mastery to middle and high school students.

Obama Proposes Student Digital Privacy Act

Modeled on California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, the federal legislation would prevent companies from selling student data to third parties for purposes unrelated to education and from engaging in targeted advertising to students based on data collected in school.

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