What else would you buy instead of tests?

In a recent exchange on the AASL Forum…

David Loertscher:
If there are 50 million students in U.S. schools and $ 2.5 billion is spent on testing, then, I think that computes out to $500 per student. Just think what …

E-Rate Increase Is a Vote for Digital Learning, Equity, Investment in Teachers

By Craig Thibaudeau, Chief External Relations Officer, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

On Thursday (Dec. 11), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to allocate more funding to support schools across …

3 elevator pitches

An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition. Wikipedia 

A value proposition is a promise

Ed. Dept. Office for Civil Rights Probing New York Funding Discrepancy

The investigation appears to be the first from the civil rights office since Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued guidance on the subject in October.

The concept Education Secretary Duncan has entirely missed

The U.S. Education Department recently released a draft set of regulations for colleges of education that would link some federal funding in part to how well the students of their graduates do on standardized test scores. It was no surprise…

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Undocumented Kids & Parents, Plus: Bring Back School Funding Reform

How many K-12 students are illegal immigrants? – The Washington Post http://ow.ly/EGcVW 

School Funding Reform: Hard Work and Fraught with Potential | Ahead of the Heard http://ow.ly/EGKzC 

Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one – Chicago Tribune http://ow.ly/EGgAc 

Could …

AM News: Obama Plan’s Impact On Students With Undocumented Parents

Obama's Forthcoming Immigration Plan to Protect Millions From Deportation PK12: President Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States from deportation, a move that could have implications …

AM News: Mixed Common Core Signals For Jeb Bush 2016

Jeb Bush, Common Core and 2016 WSJ: Races in which Common Core was raised as a campaign issue in the midterm election produced a mixed verdict. School superintendents who raised concerns about the national standards won in Arizona, Georgia and South …

Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)

Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared. I’m happy to announce the formation …

Dimming the American Dream with Debt

(We are very excited to have a guest blogger! He is Julian Vásquez Heilig, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento. He is also a