The Seattle Times reported this week that the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature hasn't met constitutional obligations to pay for basic education in a lawsuit led by districts, educators, parents, and community groups against the state this week. Lawmakers, who convene this week, are expected to fully implement edreforms by 2018.
In a paper released today, three experienced investors suggest that recent changes make it possible to produce a substantial impact and achieve market rate returns. Learning Returns: Impact Investing at the Education Turning Point, is the first paper in a series focused on accelerating and improving the shift to personal digital learning.
Professional learning for K-12 teachers is an exciting space with great demand and high payoff for successful models. However, much of the professional development currently done for in-service teachers reflects old, industrial-era models of learning: rows of desks, teachers standing front and center, seat time, and lecture. Current models of granting credit to teachers are similarly antiquated and are rarely designed to prompt innovation in the classroom.
Bring it on Maker Month - no matter what the age. Shared experiences are prime for learning. Even when it seems like more work than it is worth, do it anyway. You never know what your kids will remember!
By: Colleen Broderick. Not many students consider leaving elite academies to pursue their own learning experience. Nick Bain, a high school junior at Colorado Academy, left school last semester to test the efficacy of agency of his own education.
By: Tom Vander Ark & Karen Cator. If we want more students to experience powerful learning, school and district leaders need to benefit from the same blended, competency-based and deeper learning experiences that they seek to create for students.
Revolution portfolio companies adding positions: 1. Director of Market Development for edu-web 2.0 Bay Area start up Company Description: Founded by key talent from leading social networking, digital content, and education management organizations, this new Bay Area company is developing…
After two days of jury duty and experiencing the justice system, it is evident that the justice system and the education system are similar in the fact that they are optimized around bureaucrats rather than customers. Funding needs to follow the students, not school districts to make our education system more efficient.