Happy Friday! Here are today's top education headlines courtesy of the Alliance's Policy Intern, Bill DeBaun.
Education Week covers the Alliance's recent announcement about Digital Learning Day, which will be held on February 1, 2012. It highlights the appearance that Alliance President Bob Wise made with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Piers Morgan Tonight.
"We're encouraging teachers and educators across the nation to either showcase what they're already doing in digital learning, online learning, software application, whatever it is that's working," Wise said of the day, "as well as those schools and teachers and educators that aren't using digital learning, [asking] what can you do that day to promote it."
The article notes that Bush and Wise have been quite effective in gaining publicity for their message, with last night's appearance on CNN the latest in a string of television, print, and online media appearances. Watch video of the Digital Learning Day announcement courtesy of CNN. Learn more about Digital Learning Day at www.DigitalLearningDay.org.
The Associated Press reports that a majority of states will seek waivers that will get them out of some of No Child Left Behind's requirements. 37 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia have indicated that they will submit the plans necessary to obtain a waiver to the Department of Education. 17 of these states will submit their plans by November 14, which would expedite the Department of Education's review and make waivers for these states possible by early 2012. States that did not file by the October 12 deadline may still do so at a later date.
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