Under the most challenging circumstances in the country, the EAA has created better learning options for Detroit students.
Most schools have no way to combine the assessment information from multiple sources in ways that are useful for driving instructional improvement or managing student progress. While this seems to be an easy problem to solve, there appear to be four significant problems.
"Innovation in the public sector in general, and in education in particular, could be a major driver for significant welfare gains," says a new report from the OECD, Measuring Innovation in Education.
Local and state policy makers should enact pro-growth, pro-achievement, pro-employability, and pro-innovation policies to help boost achievement and innovation.
Good schools change communities by lifting expectations, reinforcing positive values, preparing thoughtful citizens, and building property values. That's why we feel so strongly about expanding access to quality schools.
How do we increase motivation, build persistence, support the transition into a more independent educational experience, and prepare for future success?
Released today, "Leading in an Era of Change: Making the Most of Course Access Programs," highlights policies and signals an important evolution in education.
What does it take to get students interested in learning entrepreneurial skills?
Schools are not sports teams. For students, education shouldn't be a zero-sum game among adults. It doesn't have to be. Adult labels can be put aside in favor of better schools for students.
We tend to think first about the needs of the system and create solutions from there. But what if we looked first to the needs of people, and then designed ways the system could meet its goals by serving these needs?