Technology Tag

Positive Outcomes of ESSA and the Use of Education Technology

Doug Mesecar, vice president of strategic partnerships for IO Education, authored an opinion piece in EdScoop on the positive outcomes of ESSA and the use of education technology. Mesecar argued that education technology can be used to alter the “stubborn, teach-to-the-middle, manufacturing-based approach to modern schooling.” He outlined five areas where technology can help...

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Foundation for Excellence in Education Releases ESSA Innovation Playbook

The Foundation for Excellence in Education released an ESSA Innovation Playbook designed to “help state policymakers navigate and identify provisions within ESSA” to “advance state priorities including school choice, digital learning, course access and competency-based education.” The playbook outlines six provisions to support local innovation...

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Six Policy Recommendations from iNACOL on Redefining Student Success

Education Week highlighted the International Association for K-12 Online Learning’s (iNACOL) recent report on six policy recommendations for states to take advantage of opportunities under ESSA to “redefine student success:” Rethink accountability for continuous improvement; Redesign systems of assessments to align with student-centered learning; Transform systems...

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Dept. of Education Releases Student Support Guidelines

The Dept. of Education released a new set of guidelines for grant programs designed to provide student support under ESSA. Options for program funding included “well rounded education opportunities, safe and healthy student programs, and effective uses of technology.” The guidelines also provided “innovated strategies”...

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“Edfintech” Industry Applauds ESSA’s Pilot Program

At the recent Future of Education Finance Summit, representatives from the “edfintech” industry – an “intersection of education, finance and technology” – spoke with education funding experts and nonprofit representatives about how their products could help their schools comply with ESSA’s financial reporting requirements, according...

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How Districts Can Utilize ESSA Funding for Technology

According to the nonprofit Computer Using Educators (CUE), in order for districts to utilize ESSA funding for technology, both the state and district plans must include specific line items to use the funds for education technology. Read more here.

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