What are the differences between an LMS and LRS? Do you need both? What can and can’t each piece do?
We’ve compiled below a list of capabilities of an LMS. This is to illustrate the point that the LRS will not, and is not intended to, replace the LMS. The LRS simply stores all of the learning data as a component of an LMS.
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We know that with the new education law in place states will now have increased control on how their education systems are constructed. But how will that part of ESSA impact schools?
Perhaps there will not be a more obvious outcome of ESSA than how states deal with their classroom teachers.
In the past the federal government was able to dictate the terms of teacher evaluations on a national scale. Many teachers feel that his is a good thing (we agree, by the way) because states will obviously be more in tune with what is happening in local districts and communities and will take those into account when evaluating their teachers.
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The new law presents a lot of good opportunities and poses a risk for education. ESSA explained.
We’ve now well established a few things about the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. States and local districts now have more control over things like standards, school ratings and testing time. (Good). The law still has holes in it that low-income and special education students could fall through, just like No Child Left Behind. (Bad).
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What the new education law means for the future of educational technology
As an edtech company and given that we’ve been exploring ESSA over the past few weeks, it was inevitable that we would arrive at the issue of ESSA and edtech.
What does the new law mean for edtech vendors?
Does ESSA allocate more funding for state districts and schools to spend on edtech?
Where will the funding come from?
So many questions. We’ve got answers.
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ESSA changes many things in education. Standardized testing is one of them.
One of the major tentpoles of the new education legislation, ESSA, is the reduced significance of standardized testing.This has many teachers, administrators and maybe even some students, singing the new law’s praises and dancing in the streets.
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While the new law is a step in the right direction, according to some ESSA leaves much to be desired
We’ve gone on record saying that we, at Thrivist, are fans of the new education law, ESSA. That doesn’t mean that we don’t welcome opposing viewpoints and opinions and we came across just that a few days ago and thought it would be worth pressing into.
We found this article on US News & World Report printed from The Conversation.
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The new ESSA law explained in under 5 minutes
We’ve been exploring the new ESSA law for the past few days and have given some fairly broad, and brief overviews of the major takeaways from this landmark piece of legislation.
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Our teachers will be most heavily impacted by the new education law so, what do teachers think about ESSA?
With the passing of ESSA, all of us in education expect changes big and small when the new law goes into effect for the 2017-18 school year.
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We’re big fans of the new ESSA act.
And unless you’ve been on Mars for the past few months you’re likely aware of the new education law that replaced No Child Left Behind.
But what are the differences between the two laws?
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