Policies & Systems
Whose Accountability System is this Anyway? Kentucky’s Journey Toward Shared Ownership of Assessment and Accountability Systems
Kentucky is one of the proud recipients of this year’s Competitive Grant for State Assessment (CGSA) awards from the US Department of Education. One of the key challenges of the current assessment and accountability system - the lack of coherence between the demands of the state and what local communities value.
How 3 States Are Eliminating Barriers to Dual Enrollment for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities are often told that the services and support they receive in school cannot be offered in dual or concurrent enrollment programs. Some states have taken steps to make sure that their students with disabilities have access to dual and concurrent enrollment programs.
What Educators Need: Building Cultures of Trust in an Era of Top-Down Educational Legislation
This article explores the prevalence of top-down legislation and accountability systems in education today, and the ways they are negatively impacting PreK-12 educators in the United States.
As a City Transforms, Schools Open Career Pathways for Students
The city of Newark, New Jersey has seen profound growth– new businesses and housing developments are providing the city’s citizens with new opportunities for work and innovation. However, in order for this transformation to be sustainable, local school systems must see change.