Education

  • By David DeSchryver
    January 23, 2014

    Our FY2014 outlook outlines the federal education implications of the recent budget deal and shares insider insight on upcoming federal education legislation. 

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  • By Rachel Gibson
    January 16, 2014

    The Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) recently published a report entitled “Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools.” The goals of this study were to provide a national picture of cloud computing in K-12 public schools, to analyze how schools address privacy in their cloud computing contracts, and to make recommendations to help improve the protection of student privacy within the context of cloud computing. The report uncovered a number of eye-opening, and potentailly worrisome, findings on districts' cloud computing privacy safeguards and policies. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    January 15, 2014

    Every year, Whiteboard Advisors prepares a state legislative overview of the upcoming year. Although popular commentary in education often focuses on federal activity, much of the movement and opportunities in education take place at the state and local level, which is why we closely track state legislatures.  Read more

  • By Erica Price
    January 15, 2014

    Throughout the year, there are a number of education reports that drive media coverage and have a disproportionate impact on policy and perceptions of education. Here are the forthcoming reports to keep an eye out for.

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  • By David DeSchryver
    January 13, 2014

    2014 promises to be an important year. We have put together an overview of the challenges before Congress and what the 2013 ending “budget deal” means for Congress and for the U.S. Department of Education. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    January 9, 2014

    Today, our co-founder Ben Wallerstein hosted a panel at the CES TransformingEDU Summit on the new innovator's dilemma. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot
    January 2, 2014

    We are seeking a top-notch intern to join us part-time this winter and spring in Washington, DC.  Read more

  • By Tom Shaver
    December 18, 2013

    Improving student completions is a complex challenge that will require improvements in at-risk student intervention, academic advising, and clear/available pathways to completion. Now is the time to dive into those complexities and start significantly increasing completions. Read more

  • By Rachel Gibson
    December 17, 2013

    Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winners of the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition. Read more

  • By Jenna Schuette Talbot and Rachel Gibson
    December 12, 2013

    This week, computer science has swept the nation. Over the last 4 days, 11 million children have learned how to write a basic line of code thanks to Code.org’s “Hour of Code” campaign as part of Computer Science Education Week. To put this in perspective, more students have tried the Hour of Code in the last 4 days than Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram combined in their first three months. Read more

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