K-12’s 4 Biggest Challenges That Are Driving OER Adoption

Open educational resources (OER) is growing in use worldwide. In the U.S., the #GoOpen initiative started by the Education Dept. led to 19 states and 40 school districts making the transition – and now more than 35 states have created grants and policies to support OER adoption in the coming years. A 2016 survey revealed…
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Open Education Week: 5 Successful Projects That Are Expanding Student Access

This week, educators, learners, and advocates are gathering to celebrate National Open Education Week (March 27-31). The OER (open educational resources) movement has been expanding over the past decade, driven by the critical goal of increasing equity and access to learning. And the data continues to show that OER is gaining real traction, empowering teachers…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

Happy National Open Education Week! All week long, hundreds of contributors and participants from at least 50 different countries are hosting events and sharing ways to embrace open educational resources (OER) – a movement that has been enriching teaching and learning on a global scale. This annual awareness campaign first began in 2012 and has…
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SXSWedu Conference Highlights: Virtual Reality, Equity, and Next-Gen Educators

Today, we continue ahead on the theme of innovation in K-12 education. Earlier this month, the 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Festival in Austin brought about a number of discussions on how to foster innovation in learning, bringing together experts from both K-12 and higher ed communities on pertinent topics: expanding leadership in public schools, improving…
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Lessons on Innovation from the 2017 Leaders to Learn From

Creating change is not an easy thing for educators – particularly the kind that can last (and not just another trend that leaves as quickly as it came in). What does successful change look like? Each year, Education Week profiles the most innovative district leaders in the country, who are moving schools forward. Many are…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

Earlier this month, the SXSWedu Conference in Austin brought together experts from K-12 and higher education on a number of topics, including how a district can transform when teachers are given more input and agency (we’ll be covering more highlights from SXSWedu later this week). Also, read about this week’s top stories on the decline…
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College Readiness: What’s Missing from Exams, the Common Core, and Other Teaching Practices

Are public school seniors ready for college? According to the past decade of research, most of them aren’t there yet. In 2014, the college admissions test was overhauled by the College Board, in an effort to respond to the harsh criticisms of the SAT. Only, the average scores of the Class of 2015 showed a…
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March ESSA Update: Rule Changes and Challenges for States

The month of March has brought around some major news for education. While state leaders have been waiting to hear about the new direction of the Education Department, the changes in Washington have created a shift that will impact how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be applied over the next year. In today’s…
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This Week: Top Headlines in Education

This week, the attention on education has been on the House and Senate, which have been making sweeping changes to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives overturned multiple ESSA rules under the Congressional Review Act, allowing lawmakers to spike federal regulations. The Senate passed a similar resolution this…
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7 Common Barriers That Obstruct Tech Adoption in Education

It’s hard to imagine human existence without technology. From smartphones to VR headsets to virtual tutoring, there’s so many ways that technology has revolutionized the way we communicate, learn, and do our jobs. How is it that technology has moved so quickly in healthcare, finance, and other big industries, but has taken longer to take…
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