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April 23, 2015

Trusting Our Students

When teachers are trusted to take student learning in new and exciting directions, they are in a position to extend that trust to students. It's a powerful step for those ready and willing to take it.

April 17, 2015

Innovation in Action: State Pathways for Advancing Student-Centered Learning

As federal policy makers signal support for innovation, the time is ripe for state leadership. CCSSO just released a new resource to help state leaders build strategies that support innovation and improve outcomes for all students.

April 15, 2015

Path to Personalization: Better Models and Better Tests

Gene Wilhoit, Linda Pittenger and Carmen Coleman, recently led a discussion about the ways that technology is improving formative assessment and the opportunity that it creates to rethink big year-end tests. The group identified five of next steps on the path forward that includes learner profiles, new solutions, and linking formative data to standards. Overall, new developments will mean a gradual reduction in the size of and reliance in heavyweight summative assessment to smaller, less frequent tests that check the validity of local assessments.

April 15, 2015

Improving Accountability Systems to Create Internal Responsibility

How state systems of accountability can support doing good, not just looking good.

April 08, 2015

Public and Private Schools Share Ed-Tech Strategies in Twitter Chat

Educators and technology leaders shared best practices for edtech in public and private schools in an Education Week Twitter chat.

April 06, 2015

Ed Reform and Innovation: The End of the Big Test Is in Sight

What does innovative learning and EdReform have in common? Equity. We explore the recent history of assessment (the intended and unintended consequences), the role that equity plays, the need to synthesize EdReform aims, and the opportunity of innovation.

April 02, 2015

Ed-Tech 'Innovation' Claims Today Carry Echoes of 1989

The challenges of time and money to buy and use technology innovations in the classroom are themes that recur through the decades.

April 02, 2015

Four Things I Want to Say to Novice Teachers

Four things novice teachers should know: Welcome to a changed profession. Beware of media oversell. Act on your beliefs--but clarify them, first. Choose your heroes carefully.

March 26, 2015

What does "Chartering Schools" Represent?

Chartering is a lot like America at its best and worst. Freedom provides wonderful opportunities for creativity, innovation and progress. However, among our biggest challenges are to maximize constructive use of freedom, and minimize abuse.

March 25, 2015

Classroom-Exchange Program Exposes Inequalities

What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?

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