The United States Department of Education has revealed the finalists for its 2013 Race to the Top–District competitive grant program. The finalists, who will compete for $120 million in federal grants, include 80 districts spread over 21 states.
An increasing number of states are collecting and analyzing student data effectively for the purpose of improving student achievement, according to a report from the Data Quality Campaign released today.
Schools can no longer keep technology specialists and educators separated. In fact, teachers can be the "best advocates" for moving technology initiatives forward in a district — once they understand how and why it will support teaching and learning, according to a new report.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The International Society for Technology in Education has released comments it has submitted to the Federal Communications Commission ahead of the agency's update of the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, or E-rate.
Legislators in the United States Senate and House of Representatives have introduced bills designed to expand preschool access to low-income families.
Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia are competing for $280 million in federal in federal funding through the latest round of the Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge.
A growing number of students with the deaf-blindness dual impairment are making their way out of specialized schools and into local neighborhood schools. Providing technical assistance to the educators who teach those students is part of the goal of a new $10.5 million grant awarded recently by the United States Department of Education.
Despite the government shutdown and ongoing fiscal conflicts, federal funds are still flowing to districts.
The National Education Association and Teach Plus have selected 53 teachers to become Future of the Profession Fellows.