Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Military-Connected Students From the Newport News Daily Press “Tip of the spear” is a phrase sometimes used in military operations to mean the first soldiers and sailors to go into combat. In civilian usage, it can mean the first to venture into [Read More...]
Charter Schools Would Benefit Virginia’s Military Families (From the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot) Virginia’s Senate Democrats and a small number of Republicans earlier this spring defeated legislation making it easier to build more quality charter schools. This may prove most costly for Virginia’s military families, who will have to wait longer for quality [Read More...]
Announcing the Third Cohort of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows Congratulations to our exciting new class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows, announced this morning.  Each of these pioneering education leaders has demonstrated through the application and interview process their desire to do even more to support teachers and [Read More...]
Improve Educational Outcomes by Adopting Performance-Based Funding The Buffalo News New York has a new state budget that increases spending to almost $25 billion for the state’s districts and schools, a historic amount that comes with few, if any, expectations that the dollars produce demonstrable academic results. [Read More...]
Innovating to Accelerate Gains at Truesdell Education Campus in Washington, DC Executive Summary Truesdell Education Campus in the District of Columbia Public Schools, is quickly becoming one of the most innovative elementary schools in the region, with the student academic gains and outcomes to prove it.  Central to this innovation is [Read More...]
From Good to Great Through Personalized Learning in Loudoun County, Virginia Click here to download the article as PDF. Executive Summary This fall, Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools will introduce a new personalized learning approach in 15 elementary and secondary schools, adding a powerful strategy to the district’s overall vision [Read More...]
Announcing the Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowships Third Cohort We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third class of Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellows.  Applications are online here and will remain open through April 10th. The LELA fellowship remains the only national initiative [Read More...]
Personalizing Learning to Narrow Achievement Gaps in Middletown, NY (Presentation Slides) Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning Click here to download the presentation as PDF. When Superintendent Ken Eastwood and his leadership team in the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York launched their transformative blended learning initiative, they did so [Read More...]
How Performance-Based Funding Can Improve Education (from Brookings) Is the annual expenditure on U.S. public elementary and secondary education appropriate and sustainable?  Reasonable people can disagree whether the current $600+ billion—5.4 percent of the nation’s GDP—is too much or not enough, especially when considering the different federal, [Read More...]
Charter Schools Emphasizing Character Education a Good Match for Virginia Does learning need integrity in order to produce young men and women ready to be positive, productive citizens?  Over the last few years, there has been a growing focus on the need to incorporate character development into school curricula. Two [Read More...]
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