Highlighting the support of most current and many former Republican governors, conservatives launched a website yesterday in support of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The new resource, Conservatives for Higher Standards, makes the case for high common college- and career-ready expectations, sets the record straight on what the new standards are and provides resources for educators, parents and policy makers.
High performing organizations grow their own leaders. A lack of political stability makes that unusual in urban American education--but Hillsborough, Florida is a great exception.
Today NGLC announces 8 winners of $450,000 pre-opening grants and 30 winners of $100,000 planning grants. Proposals from the 38 grantees suggest 10 signs of where the blended universe is headed.
For the last year, we've been working with Digital Learning Now! (DLN), a national campaign supported by ExcelinEd, to tackle eight big topics at the intersection of digital learning and the Common Core. Today we released the eighth paper in the DLN Smart Series -- "Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise."
On a 1999 whirlwind tour of all that appeared to be heading in a positive direction, I visited Providence, Rhode Island.
The shift from time to learning, from cohorts to competency, will be tough. It's not easy or superficial--it's a new and different way of organizing schools. It will probably take us a generation to fully embrace high common expectation, blended formats, and show what you know policies and practices.
Elementary schools have the opportunity to look vastly different in the future by including adaptive assessment and blended curriculum, along with many other key elements.
Listed are 10 tips for launching a blended high school or phasing blended strategies into an existing school.
The NYC iZone launched a Blended Learning Institute, a two year certificate program for teachers. The iZone has also launched Innovation Challenges, a support system for innovative blended school models.
Jason Tadlock helped turned around a tough situation in a small K-8 district outside Milwaukee by investing in technology and teachers.