Policy Updates & Resources

Personalized Learning — Part 1: The Basics

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

What is Personalized Learning? Personalized learning is an approach to education that many districts and states are exploring – some with the help of numerous grants available for this work, and all through hard work and innovation. Personalized learning is defined as: Students’ learning experiences – what they learn, and how, when, and where they … Continue reading Personalized Learning — Part 1: The Basics

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The Necessity of Technology: Equal Access and the Law

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

Technology is everywhere. It’s in our homes, offices, and classrooms. We use it for business and for leisure. But for so many people, technology isn’t just a convenience –it’s a necessity. For those individuals, technology makes engaging with the rest of the world possible. For some, it makes reading or hearing possible. And for many, … Continue reading The Necessity of Technology: Equal Access and the Law

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Don’t Stop at Inclusion: Identifying Learning Challenges in Early Education

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

Just last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the U.S. Department of Education, shared a draft policy statement and asked for feedback from the public. The topic of the paper was one that is fundamental to the education of students with disabilities – inclusion in general education programs and recommendations … Continue reading Don’t Stop at Inclusion: Identifying Learning Challenges in Early Education

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The Every Child Achieves Act and What it Means for Our Students

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy, Research & Advocacy Associate

Just a few weeks ago, the Senate HELP committee debated and passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (or No Child Left Behind). The bill must still be considered by the entire Senate as well the House before it becomes law. However, it seems like this process … Continue reading The Every Child Achieves Act and What it Means for Our Students

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