Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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Here’s the latest focal point for a fringe freak-out.

The 2015 reauthorization of the 1965 ESEA has stalled in Congress.

http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget15/justifications/a-eseaoverview.pdf

Here is the Blueprint:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint/blueprint.pdf

Finally, a helpful table to show what is staying and what is going away.

http://edexcellence.net/articles/esea-reauthorization-explained-in-a-single-table

Putting the brakes on 1-to-1 programs…

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Technology is only as good as the ability of the teacher to use it properly.  Failure to preform necessary professional development with faculty and staff prior to any tech roll-out will guarantee failure of the initiative.

This article from EdWeek discusses the Miami-Dade district’s decision to make sure these resources weren’t wasted.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/06/11/districts-learn-lessons-on-1-to-1-from-watching.html