The US Department of Education recently released the draft National Educational Technology Plan which critiqued many aspects of the American educational system. The plan would implement major and sometimes radical changes to education including longer school hours as well as blur the current model of the K-12 system being separate from higher education. One of the key points the plan makes is that the ” education system is failing in large part owing to a failure to engage students.” The plan calls for more partnerships between educational institutions and K-12 schools as well as technology developers in the private and public sectors to help increase collaboration among educators. The plan also states that a significant part of the solution would be increased integration of technology in schools to help engage students and increase productivity levels between the students and educators. You can read more about this plan at THE Journal.