ESSA vs. NCLB – What You Should Know for 2016-2017

ESSA vs. NCLB – What You Should Know for 2016-2017 Last December when ESSA was signed into law, it represented the first reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since 2001, when NCLB went into effect. While ESSA includes many of the same requirements as NCLB, there is now more flexibility in how … Read More

Why Cursive Handwriting Should Remain in the K-12 Curriculum

As the use of technology in K-12 schools has become more common, there has been a long-running debate about the role of cursive handwriting in the core curriculum. A new white paper from the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation The Truth About Cursive Handwriting: Why it Matters in a Digital Age –  marshals opinions from dozens … Read More

EdTech Development Opportunities in Social & Emotional Learning

16 Skills Students Need to be Successful in the 21st Century A recent report from the World Economic Forum, New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology, outlines the 16 skills that students need to learn to be successful in the 21st century. They note that 65% of students entering grade school today … Read More