Education Dive ESSA rollout offers opportunities to boost tech accessibility 2017-08-21T14:00:00.000000000-04:00 The law aims to offer states more flexibility, and service providers, administrators and advocates are determining how to approach tech accordingly. 4 ways ESSA's impact will be felt by states, districts 2017-08-21T14:00:00.000000000-04:00 The latest reauthorization of the nation's K-12 public ed law seeks to return much of the decision-making power back to states, but what does that mean? ESSA brings new focus to homeless population 2017-08-21T14:00:00.000000000-04:00 The law requires schools and districts for the first time to "track and improve outcomes" for these students. On ESSA, many principals have little idea what the law actually means 2017-08-21T14:00:00.000000000-04:00 "I'm just going to wait for my superintendent to tell me what to do" is a recurring theme as the new school year looms. Lawmakers consider testing all California schools for lead 2017-08-21T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 Health department data shows about 2% of children have elevated levels of lead, but in some areas of the state, the rates are much higher. ESSA accountability plans being approved at faster rate 2017-08-21T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 A handful of states have seen their plans approved by the U.S. Department of Education even without changing aspects previously scrutinized. Philadelphia hiring social workers for 22 schools 2017-08-21T10:00:00.000000000-04:00 The city hopes to expand the positions to all district schools as part of growing attention to students' nonacademic needs. How can higher ed institutions increase access for high-achieving, low-income students? 2017-08-21T09:30:47.000000000-04:00 Streamlining the admissions and enrollment and financial aid processes is a start. Can microcontent better target non-traditional students? 2017-08-21T09:30:26.000000000-04:00 Microlearning tools can benefit those who may have more outside responsibilities by cutting down on the time spent with material. Can microcontent better target non-traditional students? 2017-08-21T09:30:26.000000000-04:00 Microlearning tools can benefit those who may have more outside responsibilities by cutting down on the time spent with material.