Personalized Learning

The AYPF Oscars for Youth Development

American Youth Policy Forum recently released a report, How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond.  The programs (below) “have been proven to help young people successfully complete high school and be prepared for success in postsecondary education and careers.”  I’ve had the good fortune to…


Good Work: A Grandmother’s Lesson on Integrity

There are three components to integrity on the job: honesty, delivery, and consistency. Integrity’s reward is the credibility that it fosters with others. It is the simple but important foundation for any meaningful relationship. It is the satisfaction of delivering as promised.

Personalized Learning

Airplane i3 Comments

The biggest change for the most people in i3 regs released about 12 hours ago is the requirement for a full app for Development Grants (25 pages with attachments instead of the 4-5 page short form). The second most important change is a tweak to the 20% match section…

Personalized Learning

Every State Should Run A Next-Gen Learning Challenge

Last month, I ran a three part series about the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) outlining how they took on the turnaround challenge, leveraged higher education partnerships, and improved the performance and sustainability of school networks (as outlined in part one of this three-part series);  illustrated how blended learning supports and extends experiential…

Personalized Learning

It’s all about relationships

David Brooks column yesterday is particularly thoughtful reflection on Obama’s education speech.  In particular, he focused on the importance of relationships: We’ve spent years working on ways to restructure schools, but what matters most is the relationship between one student and one teacher. You ask a…

Place Based Education

Teacher Advice: Pack Your Bags!

By: Mary Wang. Not everyone enjoys traveling, but that doesn't mean that everyone shouldn't have the chance to. Pack your bags and take your students out—you never know what you may inspire!

Ed Policy

Utah Personalizes Learning With Portable Records

Robyn Bagley, Parents for Choice in Education, saw the paper and knew Utah's existing data system infrastructure gave them a big head start on a portable record. She talked to a champion of Ed Tech policy and personalized learning, Senator Jerry Stevenson who agreed to sponsor a bill.