Microschools Meet The Moment
The board of the nonprofit VELA announced this week a $1 million Meet the Moment grant program to grow new microschool opportunities.
Back to School – Meeting the Networking Needs of Tomorrow’s Digital Classroom
By: Todd Rychecky. Todd outlines what network resiliency means and provides strategies needed for keeping learning networks and devices online, regardless of disruption or location.
Supporting Statewide Change Through Virtual Course Access Models
Devin and Tom discuss how states can use virtual learning opportunities to reach all students.
Fostering Jagged People – For Science!
By: Carolyn Olsen. Carolyn explores how we are "jagged" people and the various ways to approach data science based on your strengths and weaknesses.
Supporting Statewide Change Through Microgrants to Families
By: Tom Vander Ark & Devin Vodicka. In the first of a short series, Tom Vander Ark and Devin Vodicka discuss how microgrants can allow families more agency to provide and make decisions that's best for them and their children.
New Standards of Quality: Minerva Baccalaureate and Debt Free College
Minerva recently launched a new brand called Minerva Baccalaureate. The new model will come with reimagined high school curriculum and instruction methods.
It’s Time to Reassess Our Understanding of the 4Cs
David outlines a new vision for the teaching and assessing of 21st century skills that is anchored in cultural awareness and differing ways of expressing competence.
From Test Prep To Active Learning: The El Paso Transformation
In a new short series, Tom documents a seven-year transformation of an urban school district in crisis and focused on test prep to a national leader in active learning.
Climate at the Apex of Education Re-Design
By: Matt Piercy. Readers are introduced to the Interconnectedness of COVID-19 and equity, but also how climate change should be an integral part of the conversation when redesigning education.
Teaching American Values in a Time of Protest
William discusses how schools must play a vital role in helping to inform an engaged citizenry and rising generation of civic-minded students.