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Why Personalize: Teaching and Learning in Warren Township, Indiana Executive Summary Indiana’s Metropolitan School District of Warren Township is rapidly emerging as a personalized learning leader in the nation’s heartland. The district, one of sixteen winners of federal Race to the Top District grants from the U.S. D ...
New Jersey’s Opportunity to Advance Educational Outcomes (From the Bergen Record) Recently, New Jersey’s new state school accountability plan earned strong marks from an independent, objective national panel of experts. Translating this encouraging development into improved student outcomes, and narrowing gaps in student achievement ...
Lexington Summer Intern: William P. Hendon Hello, I’m Will Hendon, originally from Eastaboga, Alabama. I graduated high school at the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science where I received the English Concentration with Distinction award. Currently, I’m a rising junior at New York Universit ...
4 Ways Tennessee Is Prioritizing Personalized Learning in Its New ESSA Plan (From The74Million.org) Tennessee’s state education leaders have launched a plan that positions the state’s schools for an historic opportunity. The Volunteer State — more than any other state so far — is taking important steps to reframe accountability from a system of sanctions and compliance to one of aligned supports and authentic outcomes. Other states should take note as they devise their own accountability plans. The comprehensive approach prepared by Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen and her team represents a powerful blueprint for updating the state’s instructional programs.
Understanding Tennessee’s Reading Gains Tennessee’s reading proficiency rates for fourth grade students have shown impressive growth on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test since 2007. In particular, fourth grade reading proficiency rates have increased dramatically fo ...
Trailblazing School Choice’s New Frontier (From RealClearEducation) For supporters of school choice as well as those intrigued by its merits, education savings accounts (ESAs) are widely regarded as the preferred choice mechanism of the future. This attitude presaged last month’s national attention – and disappointment ...
Personalized Learning Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Three States Now Leading the Way (From The74Million.org) The primary federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, provides an unprecedented opportunity for states and districts to make a bold move to personalized learning models. They must seize this opportunity to systemically rethink their approa ...
Helping Army Families by Improving Education Students in Cumberland County schools are looking forward to a well-deserved summer break. But when they return in the fall, class rosters will likely look quite different. Part of the reason for the turnover lies with U.S. Army’s constant movement of soldiers in and out of the Fayetteville area. This can cause chaos for soldiers and their families. According to a recent survey conducted by the publication Military Times, 70 percent of respondents said moving between states added challenges to their children’s education.
Education Department’s Untimely Shift To Fragmented IT System Is Putting Student Loans At Risk (From Forbes) The U.S. Department of Education is implementing a radical transformation of its information systems at the height of the student loan season, and the effort could falter badly.  Specifically, the department is shifting from a system in which a single ...
The Importance of Quality School Options for Military Children Lexington's Don Soifer interviewed on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington DC.  Along with Education Week correspondent Kavitha Cardoza, he discusses the specific educational challenges facing the nation's 1.2 million military-connected s ...
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