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Better Serving Those Who Serve: Improving the Educational Opportunities of Military-Connected Students A shortage of high-quality educational options for military-connected families and students — from schools to programs within schools — often restricts educational opportunities, negatively impacts educational achievement, causes military families to make tough housing choices, inhibits quick assimilation into school communities, and can reduce a family’s satisfaction with a military career. The underlying causes driving the quality of educational experiences for military-connected children are largely consistent and cluster around four key areas: uneven ability to participate in available educational options; inconsistent content and achievement standards from state to state; limited support for military-connected students; and less effective state and school district policies to identify and support military-connected families and students.
Connecting Schools to the Future: Rethinking E-Rate (From Real Clear Education) In order to take advantage of cutting-edge technology and instructional approaches like personalizing learning, teachers and students need greater access to high-speed internet connectivity. The current operational, funding and regulatory structures of ...
Schooling All Students For The New America: Seven Essential Steps to an Educational Moon Shot Our children live in an active and competitive experience-based world, where one-way schooling has become unacceptable and unhelpful. If ALL children really matter, then America must move to “individualize” educational opportunities and options and the ...
How the Trump Administration Should Lead on Education (From Forbes) Should Americans expect the incoming Donald Trump Administration to have much impact on the nation’s schools? President-elect Donald J. Trump and Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos will soon find themselves setting the national dialogue on educ ...
Chancellor Wilson’s Brightly-Lit Road to Succeeding with the DC Public Schools The inspired choice of Antwan Wilson as new chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) brings to light several factors which should go a long way toward supporting his success in the dynamic education landscape of the Nation’s Capital ...
Robinson or Schaffer Would Have Strong Impact as Education Secretary Both Gerard Robinson and Bob Schaffer are compelling leaders who make others around them more effective. Selecting either would represent an important commitment to aligning the Education Department with the rapidly-changing education landscape.
What LELA Taught Me About Managing Systemic Change in Education I did not fully grasp what was ahead of me when I sent in my application to become part of the third Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowship. Was this another advertising scheme? Did I just win $10,000,000 from Ed McMahon? Being a bit sk ...
Will Congress Fund Personalized Learning This Year? The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into federal law late last year, contains many policy and fiscal provisions supporting personalized learning and increased investment in education technology. Will those provisions be funded, and at what level? There are a few likely scenarios, all impacted in one way or another by the outcome of the elections in November.
What Does a Reinvented High School Model for 2016 Look Like? The excitement around this month’s “XQ: The Super School Project” announcement created a contagious buzz around ten highly innovative high school models across the country.  The ten winning schools were each awarded $10 million to execute their forward ...
New Evidence That Personalized Learning Can Produce Powerful Results Education Elements, a Silicon Valley-based consultancy emerging as a national leader in the design and implementation of personalized learning, is out with fresh, forceful evidence that well-designed, effectively implemented, pedagogically driven perso ...
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