With the growth of new learning models comes the need to improve quality assurance systems across K–12 to ensure that only high-quality, proven providers serve students. The 2015 iNACOL State Policy Frameworks presents frameworks for sustainable, systemic change that will dramatically increase personalized learning f...
yesterday by Guest Author
By: Yumi Kuwana & Dana Teppert. We need to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world marked by interactions with diverse cultures, rapid change, and complex global challenges for which easy answers do not exist.
2 days ago by Guest Author
Students, now more so than ever, need to be telling their stories. If we wish to prepare students to mobilize and take action on our most pressing issues, we need to be training students to tell stories that speak to shared values to generate collective action.
8 days ago by Tyler Nakatsu
We are beginning to see the end of the current era of standards-based reform and for people that care about equity, we are wondering what’s next? So what is next? There have been eight important developments since NCLB was enacted. The most important sign of things to come is the trend towards personalized, blended, ...
9 days ago by Tom Vander Ark
The Foundation for Excellence in Education is igniting a movement of reform, state by state, to transform education for the 21st century economy. Excellence in Action, the organization’s flagship initiative, is working with lawmakers and policymakers to advance education reform across America.
The shift towards highly personalized, mastery-based learning models will allow each student to customize learning trajectories toward college and career readiness. To drive this vision, we must narrow the “digital divide” and equip our schools with high-speed broadband connectivity.
10 days ago by Guest Author
30 districts that are changing their community trajectory by working on blended, personalized and competency-based learning. Most are making career preparation--including communications, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration--a priority.
12 days ago by Getting Smart Staff