Every Student Succeeds – How New Legislation Affects Teachers

Education Legislation Effecting Teachers
It is important as educators and leaders in the field to not only be aware of new legislation in education but to understand how new legislation will affect the day to day work of teachers and administrators. With a new administration in the White House and new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos now at the helm, there has been a sense of uncertainty when it comes to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). One thing that has helped give some insight into what lies ahead, is a letter sent to Chief State School Officers earlier this year. In this letter, DeVos stated, “I am writing today to assure you that I fully intend to implement and enforce the statutory requirements of…

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Using research in UNE Online courses to empower teachers

Research to Empower Teachers
Research is a powerful tool. The ability to take a subject and complete your own primary research is invaluable when it comes to informed decision making. At UNE Online, research is at the heart of what we do. As new teaching practices are in constant flux within the field of Education, UNE is continually working to align our courses to become even more intentional about the type of research that is required within each class. Classes integrate a thread of research through each 8-week session in order to teach students to not only be conversant on the differing terms and concepts that are presented in each class, but to gain the skill of initiating their own research. In the majority…

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