Policy, Trends, Reform and Law

Successor to No Child Left Behind, Every Child Succeeds Act, Released. (Source; EdWorkforce, Dec 15)

The White House has released its follow up to No Child Left Behind, the Every Child Succeeds Act. The 1000 page Act can be found online here.



Teacher Shortages Persist in the U.S. (Source; The Atlantic and OPE, Sept 2015)

Teacher Shortages – A closer look at the numbers
While the country’s teaching force is certainly dealing with a staffing problem, a closer look at the numbers shows that shortages are centered in particular subject areas and geographic areas. In fact, there may be too many certified teachers in some fields, such as early-childhood education.  See the whole article at The Atlantic.

Then look over to the U.S. Dep of Education and Post Secondary Office for data on the subject.



Trends: Spring 2015

Learning Time in America (Source; ECS, Spring, 2015)

From the Education Commission of the States comes a comprehensive report that assesses current trends trying to reform the School Year, exploring the dynmaics of student learning times and pubic policies of the states. Find the full report here. 

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