Education policy consists of news, commentary and stories that follow legislation and government action in the educational sphere.
By: Tom Vander Ark. With thoughtful sustained leadership, big school districts can earn community trust, establish and maintain rigorous academic standards, and become agile—even innovative. This is one district's story.
Children getting a good early start, educated by well-prepared and diverse teachers with young people ultimately enrolling in and finishing college—those are all goals sought by the Commit Partnership (@Commit2Dallas), which serves as the local community infrastructure working to extend those desired outcomes to all learners…
By: Rachelle Dene Poth and Tom Vander Ark. Rachelle and Tom recap ISTE19, the 40-year-old and largest edtech conference in the country that took place June 23-26.
By: Adam Withycombe. Assessing kids in their first, or home language is a better pathway to provide every student an equal opportunity to demonstrate what they know and what they’re ready to learn next.
By: Arthur VanderVeen. The Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority invites up to seven states to develop innovative, next-generation assessments that better support student-centered learning.
As more schools adopt broader learning goals, there are a few questions vexing school leaders, including: How can we measure growth in creative thinking? How can we measure whether our graduating high school seniors have the habits necessary to succeed at college and throughout adult life?
By: Chris Minnich. Accountability systems that measure growth recognize a school’s contributions to student progress and reduce bias against educators and schools serving students in diverse, high-poverty communities.