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July 30, 2014

Developing the Draft, the #1st5days of Learning

Choose relationships over rules in the beginning days of school in order to emphasize the priority of learning in the classroom. Allow students to be empowered by the choices you make, this day and every day.

July 28, 2014

OECD: Innovation Can Improve Learning, Equity, Efficiency and the Economy

"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.

July 18, 2014

Year-Round Schooling: Why It's Time to Change

When public schools first started popping up in the U.S., they were considered secondary to other hands-on pursuits. Learning to read, write and perform basic arithmetic in classrooms was not equal to or greater than the actual work of building the nation and keeping up family farms.

July 12, 2014

Choosing Excellent Schools—Not Charter Versus District

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.

June 16, 2014

Aspen Report Validates and Accelerates Shift to Connected Learning

After a year of research and outreach, today the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and Internet released a new report that describes a vision for an approach to teaching and learning that places the student at the center.

May 24, 2014

Leadership for Education Innovation

Educators have heard the good news this year that the United States has for the first time reached a high school graduation rate of 80%, with gains in large urban districts and among African American and Latino students as significant contributing factors.

May 16, 2014

Formative Classroom Assessment and Assessment For Accountability: Finding a Balance

In this final blog, Madhabi Chatterji of Teachers College, Columbia University responds to three queries with some closing thoughts and takeaways on the "Assessing the Assessments" blog.

April 07, 2014

Varied Measures for Varied Purposes

Susan H. Fuhrman of Teachers College, Columbia University, recommends moving to a matrix sampling design for school accountability can provide good information on school progress without narrowing the curriculum.

February 10, 2014

Julie Young to Begin Next Chapter of Online Learning Leadership

After 17 years at the helm of Florida Virtual School and 30 years as a Florida educator, Julie Young told the board and staff last week that she was retiring.

November 01, 2013

Engagement and Employability Driving Next-Gen Platforms

It's still harder than it should be to create an effective sequence of learning experiences in K-12, postsecondary or organizational training. Owing to underinvestment and weak demand articulation, learning management systems (LMS) are at least five years behind the growing demand for engaging, learner-centered, competency-based experiences that result in employment (and other favorable outcomes).

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