How will ESSA impact schools in your state?

We know that with the new education law in place states will now have increased control on how their education systems are constructed. But how will that part of ESSA impact schools?

Perhaps there will not be a more obvious outcome of ESSA than how states deal with their classroom teachers.

In the past the federal government was able to dictate the terms of teacher evaluations on a national scale. Many teachers feel that his is a good thing (we agree, by the way) because states will obviously be more in tune with what is happening in local districts and communities and will take those into account when evaluating their teachers.

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Key differences between the new ESSA act and No Child Left Behind

 

We’re big fans of the new ESSA act.

And unless you’ve been on Mars for the past few months you’re likely aware of the new education law that replaced No Child Left Behind.

But what are the differences between the two laws?

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Teaching our Educators

Education will never be the same.

It can’t.

With the digital tidal wave currently crashing down around them, educators are having to re-think and relearn how to educate the students of today.

And often they have to do this by themselves. We can (and should) change that.

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Our 101 Favorite Education Memes

It's the end of the school year and you need a few laughs. Kill some time by checking out our favorite education memes that we've come across.

Let us know if we've missed some good ones in the comments or hit us up on Twitter.

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Putting Community Back into Education

Community and education. It's a foreign concept in today's education system. Community, or any sense of it has all but evaporated. Students are forced to compete against one another and the teachers and administrators, because of far off bureaucratic control, are almost powerless to change anything.

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