Fast Forward: States’ accountability changes may impact school designations, improvement timelines

Editor’s note: This is an installment of Fast Forward, a recurring column focused on long-term cultural and technological shifts impacting public education. This edition focuses on states’ efforts to find new approaches to accountability. Assessments and accountability plans, put on pause by the U.S. Education Department for the 2019-20 school year due to COVID-19, are expected to […]

Buhari’s welfare approvals for teachers: Getting states to implement

By Adesina Wahab This year’s Teachers’ Day cel-ebration in Nigeria was a different one, as the celebration witnessed the pronouncement by President Muhammadu Buhari of some policies designed to enhance teachers’  welfare and make their job attractive, and to also...

States invest in datacasting to bridge the K-12 digital divide

Datacasting, or data broadcasting, has been used for years in the public safety sector, helping first responders prepare for natural disasters, search and rescue missions and school safety operations. Now, the concept is being repurposed to provide rural students who...