Equity & Access
Equity and access follows schools, frameworks and leaders who put equity at the center of what they do to create a level playing field for all students and remove any implicit bias in the curriculum or way that it’s taught. In a time of highlighted inequities, this is the most important work in education.
By: Jim Shelton. There is growing evidence that when education is truly personalized, the shift can be profound, blowing away the expected “bell curve” that dictates a handful of failure, a bit of excellence, and a bunch of mediocrity in between.
There's a global STEM learning opportunity gap. Here's what the New York Academy of Sciences is doing to try and close it.
Family engagement is hard to get right, but more and more research continues to be released that reinforces the importance of having an adult be involved in students’ learning at home. Family Playlists is a new tool with an interesting approach.
By: Kristin Cuilla. Over five years of research and a variety of data sources have culminated into a new research report that truly documents how the school model is making a difference in the lives of students from every type of background.
There are no shortcuts to creating an equitable environment, but there are steps we can take to get there, and applying personalized, competency-based education tenants with an equity lens is one of them.
This month Tom traveled to the Fusion conference where he sat down with Bror Saxberg and Jim Shelton of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to hear more about their personalized learning and R&D agenda.
This month, LRNG Innovators and John Legend are rolling out a series of videos on teacher-led programs that creatively spark passion and excitement for learning in their students. Learn more here.
There are three critical challenges facing efforts to move towards equitable access to EdTech for all students. Here's how we can face them.
By: Madison Edmiston. Microsoft is committed to “empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.” Implicit in that statement is a commitment to those with learning disabilities. Learn more about their work in that area here.