Breaking Down the Impact of New Ed. Law’s Research Mandates for Vendors

Startups May Benefit From More Flexible Federal Standards for 'Evidence' Under ESSA

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The new sweeping federal education law, ESSA, replaces No Child Left Behind’s call for “scientifically based research” on products with a looser requirement for evidence-based strategies.

The change could open doors for fledgling education companies by giving them greater opportunities to test their products in schools, and collaborate with states and districts, explains Bobbi Kurshan, the executive director of academic innovation at the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate school of education.

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