Education policy consists of news, commentary and stories that follow legislation and government action in the educational sphere.
Leading the education school at what has been called the most innovative university comes with some pressure to innovate. Carole Basile is in her second year as dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Basile and the talented faculty recognized that the innovation economy requires new learning models and that new and transformed schools require a new kind of preparation.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.