Education policy consists of news, commentary and stories that follow legislation and government action in the educational sphere.
Education Systems Should Be Based on How Students Develop
A flowering of research from neuroscience, psychology, early childhood, and a variety of other disciplines on the science of learning and development has begun to shed light on what is necessary for students to reach their full potential. How can our systems catch up to these findings?
Youth Empowered For Social Change
Let’s not wait for another tragedy to empower young people to make a difference. In a confusing world of exponential change, it’s more important than ever for young people to develop the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence--agency plus capability--for change making.
A Unique Moment in Education Changemaking
Today’s education changemakers are pursuing a wide array of reforms and innovations. This abundant landscape holds much promise, yet excellent approaches continue to have difficulty spreading as quickly or as far as we might hope. Here, we look at how that could change.
New School Rules: A Changemaker’s Guide to Innovation
Mobilizing collective community action to better supports youth and families can be an enormous lift--and school leaders almost always have a role in making it happen. But it’s the changemaker role where there is a big opportunity for contribution. Building an improvement and innovation agenda is complex work.
What Policies and Practices Can Make Learning Personal for All?
Variabilities among learners in terms of pace, background knowledge, ability to focus, socio-economic status and more range widely across our contemporary cohort of American students. In this new report, we look at how we can meet all learners where they are at.
Smart List: 50+ Advocacy Organizations Making a Difference
Now more than ever it is our responsibility to be spreading the word about what makes high-quality learning experiences that can prepare students for a future of uncertainty and change. Here are 50+ organizations leading the charge.
How Idaho Is Moving Towards Mastery-Based Education
Kelly Brady is Director of Mastery Education for the State of Idaho. In this post, she shares more about the journey Idaho is taking and the results they are seeing so far.
Why Students Should Learn to Code and How to Get Started
Coding is not just about learning to write a program, it's about connecting with the learning and building relationships in the process. It can create engaging ways for students to work on their collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
SEL Interventions Under ESSA, According to RAND Corporation
Social-emotional skills will be in high demand in the coming decades. In this post, we summarize a valuable new report from RAND Corporation on SEL interventions whose outcomes meet evidence requirements put forth under ESSA.
What the End of Net Neutrality Would Mean for Education
This week, the FCC will hold a vote on what is likely to be one of the most important issues of 2017: net neutrality. In this post, we look at what effects that could have on education.