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Vincent-Lancrin, Stéphan; Urgel, Joaquin; Kar, Soumyajit; Jacotin, Gwénaël – OECD Publishing, 2019
Measuring innovation in education and understanding how it works is essential to improve the quality of the education sector. Monitoring systematically how pedagogical practices evolve would considerably increase the international education knowledge base. We need to examine whether, and how, practices are changing within classrooms and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2017
This document is an outgrowth of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). The NETP presents a shared vision and call to action for transformational learning enabled by technology at all levels of our education system. This Higher Education Supplement to the 2016 NETP builds on the principles described in each of the NETP's five…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
In this report, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) builds upon the research and recommendations from prior publications with a focus on the role of state leadership in supporting districts and schools to increase high-speed connectivity and access for students and educators. SETDA firmly believes that high-speed broadband…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Information, Educational Technology, Usability
Chatterji, Aaron K.; Jones, Benjamin F. – Hamilton Project, 2016
Despite much fanfare, new technologies have yet to fundamentally advance student outcomes in K-12 schools or other educational settings. We believe that the system that supports the development and dissemination of educational technology tools is falling short. The key missing ingredient is rigorous evaluation. No one knows what works and for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Best Practices, Case Studies, Educational Principles
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
Edwards, Dave – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
The changing demands of the 21st century--and the students growing up in it--are generating fundamental challenges to historical assumptions about what education looks like. The challenge today is to provide a deeper level of personalized learning to each and every student so that all can achieve mastery of the Common Core standards and other…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Design, Educational Resources
Children Now, 2015
The 2015-16 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the only comprehensive roadmap at the state level for policymakers, stakeholders, and others who want all children--especially children of color and children from low-income families--to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A plethora of research shows that investments in quality…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Well Being, Child Development, Minority Group Children
Chuong, Carolyn; Mead, Sara – Bellwether Education Partners, 2014
This report is designed to help state and local policymakers identify the policy changes needed to expand access to quality personalized learning in their states and communities, and to give them the tools to make those changes. Each of the 15 policy ideas, or "plays," in this playbook provides background context on the challenges it is…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy, Local Government
Best, Jane; Cohen, Courtney – McREL International, 2014
While a quarter of all American students are enrolled in rural public schools, many rural teachers and administrators believe that education stakeholders are slow to fully recognize and address the unique challenges facing rural educators. This brief discusses recent steps taken by the federal government and individual states to address the…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Factors, Teacher Recruitment
US Department of Education, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) wishes to remind states, districts, schools, students, staff, families, and guardians as well as communities about the importance of: (1) addressing the prevention of infectious disease in schools, including the seasonal flu, viral meningitis, enterovirus, and Ebola; and (2) ensuring the continuity of teaching…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Communicable Diseases, Attendance, Diseases
Means, Barbara; Anderson, Kea – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2013
This report describes how big data and an evidence framework can align across five contexts of educational improvement. It explains that before working with big data, there is an important prerequisite: the proposed innovation should align with deeper learning objectives and should incorporate sound learning sciences principles. New curriculum…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Resources, Individualized Instruction
Collier, Denise; Burkholder, Karla; Branum, Tabitha – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
Today's students are often called "digital-age learners"--reflecting their technological savvy and free-agent approach to learning. With their iPods, iPhones, computer games, social media pages, and text messaging, these digital-age students have access to resources and knowledge beyond traditional school structures and practices. These…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Performance Factors, Barriers, Electronic Learning
Fox, C.; Waters, J.; Fletcher, G.; Levin, D. – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
It is a simple fact that access to high-speed broadband is now as vital a component of K-12 school infrastructure as electricity, air conditioning, and heating. The same tools and resources that have transformed educators' personal, civic, and professional lives must be part of learning experiences intended to prepare today's students for college…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Information Technology
Fox, Christine; Waters, John; Fletcher, Geoff; Levin, Douglas – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
It is a simple fact that access to high-speed broadband is now as vital a component of K-12 school infrastructure as electricity, air conditioning, and heating. The same tools and resources that have transformed educators' personal, civic, and professional lives must be part of learning experiences intended to prepare today's students for college…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Information Technology
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Let's Get Digital: First-Ever National Digital Learning Day Attracts Participation from Thirty-Nine States, 19,000…
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Finance, Public Education, Federal Legislation
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