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  • By Noah Sudow
    May 20, 2015

    If one is ever curious as to the US Department of Education’s view on what’s next in higher education, look no further than the Absolute Priorities in the recently released FY2015 First in the World (FITW) grant applications.    Read more

  • By Jenna Talbot
    May 19, 2015

    Today, innovation isn’t just taking place in Silicon Valley. Technology hotbeds are popping up in cities like Washington, D.C., Austin, and Chicago. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver and Austin Dannhaus
    May 12, 2015

    In the attached brief, we simplify the new federal student privacy bill, The Student Data Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    May 6, 2015

    Performance-based funding has been picking up momentum, with now half of states tying some percentage of higher education funds to outcomes and many more states in debate as legislative sessions are starting to finish.  Texas SB 778 has taken a new twist on state policy to improve institutional outcomes. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    April 30, 2015

    David DeSchryver and Andrew Kelly of AEI publish a new paper on the state of learning accelerators and their impact on education and workforce policy. Read more

  • By Austin Dannhaus
    April 27, 2015

    Following the Senate HELP committee's passage of the Every Child Achieves Act, we conducted a short survey of education policy Insiders to understand how this development affects the prospects for ESEA renewal. Generally, Insiders are optimistic that the HELP committee's actions, under the leadership of chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and the ranking member, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), could lead to an updated law before Obama leaves office. Insiders caution, however, that there is much to overcome in the House. Read more

  • By david deschryver
    April 8, 2015

    Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray released their compromise draft ESEA bill this week. It contains the same Title I supplement not supplant language as Senator Alexander's first discussion draft. I wrote about it here. There are plenty of good aspects to it. There are plenty of uncertain aspects to it. The proposed rule says, in short, that the only test of supplanting is a demonstration that schools get their due of state and local funding. But what is that? This post looks into that. Check out the data below. What do you think? Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    April 6, 2015

    Whiteboard Advisors taps expertise of policy expert and former classroom teacher. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    March 26, 2015

    Over 40 states are now considering legislation on student privacy, and state education agencies and local districts are figuring out what this all means for their policies and practices. Last week, the legal community gathered to discuss what's next for data privacy. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    March 26, 2015

    This week, 1776 announced that education entrepreneur Rusty Greiff will join the DC-based incubator to lead their work to help early stage education companies grow and succeed. 

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