ESSA and edtech

What the new education law means for the future of educational technology

As an edtech company and given that we’ve been exploring ESSA over the past few weeks, it was inevitable that we would arrive at the issue of ESSA and edtech.

What does the new law mean for edtech vendors?

Does ESSA allocate more funding for state districts and schools to spend on edtech?

Where will the funding come from?

So many questions. We’ve got answers.

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ESSA and Special Education Students

What is the connection between ESSA and special education students?

As we’ve explored ESSA over the past few weeks we wanted to delve into the link between ESSA and special education students and teachers. Our classroom observation solution, ClassGather, has been widely adopted by SpEd teachers and directors around the country so it made sense to look into this impact for ourselves.

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The 5 ways ESSA changes standardized testing

ESSA changes many things in education. Standardized testing is one of them.

One of the major tentpoles of the new education legislation, ESSA, is the reduced significance of standardized testing.This has many teachers, administrators and maybe even some students, singing the new law’s praises and dancing in the streets.

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How ESSA fails our students

While the new law is a step in the right direction, according to some ESSA leaves much to be desired

We’ve gone on record saying that we, at Thrivist, are fans of the new education law, ESSA. That doesn’t mean that we don’t welcome opposing viewpoints and opinions and we came across just that a few days ago and thought it would be worth pressing into.

We found this article on US News & World Report printed from The Conversation.

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The new ESSA law: Explained

The new ESSA law explained in under 5 minutes

We’ve been exploring the new ESSA law for the past few days and have given some fairly broad, and brief overviews of the major takeaways from this landmark piece of legislation.

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