ISTE, ESEA, and FAFSA: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive rounded out its coverage of the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference with several recaps, including a look at several ed tech developments that stuck out at the show.
Meanwhile, the Senate's rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, dubbed the "Every Child Achieves Act," headed to the floor for debate (the House of Representatives would pass its own version Thursday, the Student Success Act). And Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced legislation Wednesday that would make President Barack Obama's proposal for free community college nationwide a reality.
As expected, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, which represents for-profit higher ed institutions, stated that it would appeal a recent decision affirming the U.S. Department of Education's "gainful employment" rule. And in other news, the Gates Foundation became the latest entity to issue a call for a simpler FAFSA.
Be sure to check our complete recap of ISTE and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015: Whether you missed the giant K-12 ed tech show in Philly or just didn't have time to see everything on display, we've got you covered.
- Free community college plan going before Congress: America’s College Promise Act will offer a federal match of $3 for every $1 states invest to waive two years of tuition and fees.
- ESEA reauthorization headed to Senate floor: Sen. Mitch McConnell has announced he will call the bill reauthorizing one of the nation's biggest education laws to the floor Tuesday.
- For-profit group to appeal gainful employment decision: The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities plans to appeal a June 23 ruling that upheld the federal regulation.
- Gates Foundation calls for FAFSA simplification: A new report from the foundation reveals that its ultimate goal is FAFSA’s eventual elimination.
- ISTE 2015: What you need to know from the K-12 IT mega-gathering: From sessions to announcements, here's a rundown of everything we saw at this year's convention in Philadelphia.
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