Karla Phillips has spent many years encouraging high expectations for all children. However, as the mom of a special needs daughter, she also realizes the need to see all children with limitless potential as we continue the legacy of advocates helping students with special needs fulfill dreams.
These heartfelt words from Student X will shake you to your teaching core, motivate you to ex-out any negativity and constantly inspire you to bring your “A” game to the classroom.
The passage of ESSA marks the end of standards-based reform and the rise of maker is a sign of more student learning and personalized learning.
There was a call for a new approach to education reform--that acknowledges a shared commitment to education opportunity across party lines and ideologies--that was palpable among the participants in three days of activities at ExcelinEd’s 2015 Summit on Education Reform.
Course Access is an exciting policy approach that is boosting College and Career Readiness.
Now in its 8th year, the 2015 Summit in Denver, Colorado, will bring together an international audience interested in innovations in education, with a focus this year on how to give students a high-quality education to prepare them for college or a career.
Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer of the Most Likely to Succeed, is on a mission to change our education system. Ted is visiting every state to lead movie screenings and spark important conversations with educators, community members and policy makers.
Opt-in innovation, together with small-scale experimentation, are attempts to acknowledge that for too long, the education system has been experimenting at the wrong scale, in the wrong ways. The future of school, and the future of school reform, means experimenting with, and not on, each other.
Two recent reports point to the importance of so called non-cognitive skills to success in college and work. A University of Chicago literature review funded by the Lumina and Raikes foundations said, "Students must develop sets of behaviors, skills, attitudes, and strategies that are crucial to academic performance in their classes."