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January 20, 2015

The Quest for an AA Degree in High School

Early college students have the opportunity to earn college credit, up to a full associate degree with their high school diploma. The innovative opportunity is working at Quest Early College-- last year over 70% of graduates left with a diploma from Lone Star College as well as Quest.

January 13, 2015

Where is the Accountability in Education?

We must hold ourselves responsible for imposing accountability in education. Why we need credible evaluations and content and programs to show ability for renewed competition to improve the tools we give our teachers.

December 22, 2014

New Staffing Structures Piloted in Nashville Schools

Innovative staffing strategies are being deployed by a group of districts including Nashville Public Schools. The effort is led by Public Impact, an organization identifying and testing strategies to extend the influence of great teachers and improve working conditions and learning opportunities for all educators.

November 06, 2014

Elevating and Empowering World Language Teachers

A Getting Smart paper produced in partnership with Rosetta Stone, explores the potential of world language educators to lead the shift to school and district-wide blended, competency-based, deeper learning models. A follow-up to "The Next Generation of World Language Learning."

November 05, 2014

Next-Gen Schools That Are Leading the Way

A new Getting Smart paper tells the stories of schools across the country that are dedicated to creating a next-gen learning environment that sets high expectations for college readiness, personalizes learning for all students, and is optimized for scale.

October 14, 2014

Next-Gen Principal Prep: Blended, Personalized, Competency-based

The current system of preparing U.S. schools and system leaders is broken. What do principals need to know and be able to do for the leadership challenges they'll face?

October 13, 2014

Preparing Principals: Consider the Adaptive Challenge

School leadership was challenging when it was a technical challenge—a largely understood task of optimizing the old age cohort standards-based model. With an improving opportunity set brought about by new tools and new school models, the job is increasingly adaptive.

October 06, 2014

Eight Ways Business Schools are Different than Education Schools

Both struggling for relevance in the learning revolution, business schools and schools of education are different animals. Serving different sectors, they have unique and discipline-based approaches.

October 02, 2014

Leave Retention Behind in Favor of Promotion on Mastery

The pastor was livid, he was so mad he could hardly talk (and he's really good at talking). He had just come from a second day of school meeting that didn't go well. The day before, his son came home and told him that all of his friends were in a different math class and his class was using the same book as last year.

September 29, 2014

A New Start on Accountability

Three of my favorite policy analysts kicked off a blog series intended to prompt a productive dialogue around fixing school accountability systems (#TheNewAccountability). Paul Hill and Robin Lake, CRPE, and Michael Petrilli,Fordham Institute, are equity advocates that have advanced a portfolio of options approach to urban education

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