Edtech amendments to No Child Left Behind rewrite focus on Internet access outside of school

homeworkTwo legislators want to bridge the digital divide while ensuring no child is left behind.

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., have proposed two educational technology amendments to the No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill, currently being debated this week in the Senate.

The House passed its version of the rewrite, called the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, on Wednesday night. It would eliminate the current accountability system for schools and allow states to create their own measures for performance. It would also prevent the Department of Education from requiring states to adopt new, more rigorous Common Core standards.

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