Student Showcase at the VSTE Conference

One of the highlights of the VSTE Conference is always the opening day Student Showcase. Sunday afternoon we get to hear directly from students at area schools about what they are doing in their classrooms and how technology is making a difference in their learning and their lives. From the 2016 Conference, here are a […]
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Update on Department of Education Response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

Washington — As part of its ongoing efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Department of Education released the following update: Higher Education
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U.S. Department of Education Awards $20 Million to Support Educators of English Learner Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) announced today the awarding of $20 million in grants under the National Professional Development Program (NPD), to support educators of English learner students.
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Statement from Secretary DeVos Commemorating the 16th Anniversary of 9/11

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: "Watching brave men and women rush into danger to help in the wake of devastating natural disasters over the past days and weeks, one can’t help but be reminded of the heroes who rushed in to help in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania 16 years ago today. Their courage is the true embodiment of the American spirit, something not even the most horrific of attacks could dampen. "We remember the victims, honor the heroes and offer our deepest thanks to those who continue to fight for our freedom today."
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Highlights from Secretary DeVos’ Remarks on Title IX Enforcement

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today discussed a better way forward on Title IX enforcement with students and faculty at George Mason University. In her remarks, the Secretary laid out the problems with the current failed system and the need to establish a regulatory framework that serves all students. The following are key excerpts from the Secretary's prepared remarks:
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Secretary DeVos Approves Arizona’s ESSA Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Arizona’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “After reviewing Arizona’s plan and ensuring it complies with the law, I am pleased to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “I commend Governor Ducey, Superintendent Douglas and the many stakeholders in Arizona who helped craft a plan to improve education for the students of the Grand Canyon State.”
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Secretary DeVos Approves Arizona’s ESSA Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Arizona’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “After reviewing Arizona’s plan and ensuring it complies with the law, I am pleased to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “I commend Governor Ducey, Superintendent Douglas and the many stakeholders in Arizona who helped craft a plan to improve education for the students of the Grand Canyon State.”
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VSTE Keynote and Spotlight Speakers

For the annual conference, we try to bring our members some of the most significant and influential voices in educational change. During the Sunday spotlight at VSTE 2016, we heard from Jaimie Casap, Google's Global Education Evangelist. In his engaging and challenging talk, Jaimie discusses how our students will need to address global problems that we haven't […]
By |September 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on VSTE Keynote and Spotlight Speakers|

Big Deal Book, September 1, 2017

It's back to school time and the Big Deal Book can help make sure you are providing your students with quality resources. It is filled with news, information and resources to help you start the school year successfully. In this edition, you can find ways to Commemorate 9/11, Celebrate Constitution Day, Promote Kindness & More.  Here […]
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Big Deal Book, September 1, 2017

It's back to school time and the Big Deal Book can help make sure you are providing your students with quality resources. It is filled with news, information and resources to help you start the school year successfully. In this edition, you can find ways to Commemorate 9/11, Celebrate Constitution Day, Promote Kindness & More.  Here […]
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