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Did you hear about that? Improving education in the era of new technology and post-NCLB


Check out some of the education articles we're talking about this week:

Passing legislation is only the first step in improving Oregon public schools. Oregonian  Associate Editor Susan Nielsen makes the case for the need to go further and take more substantive action.

The U.S. Department of Education is giving states another way to avoid the increasing expectations and sanctions under No Child Left Behind. For states that are still drafting their waiver applications, the federal government is willing to freeze achievement targets under certain conditions.

What are the keys for getting a waiver from No Child Left Behind? Peer reviewers found that there were common places where states fell short in their NCLB waiver applications including lack of consultation with stakeholders and weak plans for students with disabilities and those learning English.

As schools consider moving testing into the age of tablets and other technology, new opportunities and problems are emerging.

Take a look and share your thoughts on these articles with us!