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What Does Valuable Federal Leadership for Personalized Learning Look Like? When implemented effectively, federal support can offer valuable impetus for the expansion of personalized learning in schools. Education laws that connect funding to meaningful accountability for student outcomes will help, because accelerating student growth is central to what personalized learning is all about. It is also important that Washington not get out in front of the nation’s schools in a way that hinders future innovation of models for teaching and learning. Personalized and blended learning are still in their early adoption phases, and are constantly improving
Tips for Schools to Fund Blended Learning Initiatives With the broad attention that personalized blended learning is receiving around the country, public school superintendents and other decisionmakers are registering increased interest. While the powerful outcomes reported by the early adopters of these ...
An Education Reform No One is Talking About – But Should Be Performance-based funding is a first step in breaking the current funding structure that delivers dollars to all schools regardless of performance.
Disrupting an Aging Industry to Improve Teaching and Educational Outcomes RICHMOND (VA) TIMES-DISPATCH A new initiative announced recently by Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven Staples has the potential to substantially upgrade the content taught in schools across the commonwealth, and empower classroom tea ...
A Dynamic Model for Catholic Education Cristo Rey schools provide an exemplary model, one that is growing and expanding and could revitalize the realization of Catholic schools nationwide. The network opened a new school in California's Silicon Valley this fall; San Jose Jesuit, a Cristo Rey school, has created a smart, sophisticated technology learning model to enhance and empower teacher instruction, while exclusively serving underprivileged youth.
Lexington’s Don Soifer interviews Horry County (SC) Schools leaders Soifer speaks with the leaders of one of the nation's exemplary blended learning models. The districtwide Personalized Digital Learning initiative in one of South Carolina's largest, growing school divisions integrates adaptive technology into everyday classroom instruction with powerful results.
Clean Sweep: F-35 Fighter Confounds Critics With Perfect Performance In First Tests At Sea (From Forbes) The Navy's carrier-based version of the stealthy F-35 fighter has just turned in what look to be the most positive results ever reported for initial testing at sea.  The results were so good that two weeks of scheduled testing were completed three days ...
School Choice’s Big Gains Provide New, Quality Opportunities Demand for school choice has never been higher, as new, high-quality opportunities are being offered in the area most traditional public schools have struggled with most: career and technical education for high school students. Vouchers, scholarship tax credits and Education Savings Accounts served more than 300,000 children last school year and the numbers are on the rise.
The Cristo Rey Network: Serving Sustainable Success – New Lexington Study One of the nation’s most powerful urban education success stories of the past decade, the Cristo Rey Network serves exclusively economically disadvantaged students with its Catholic mission to prepare them all to enter and graduate from college. Many expect that the Network’s newest school, in California’s Silicon Valley, utilizing an innovative blended learning model, will define a powerful new direction for the Network’s future.
International Postal Update — October 2014 ELECTION-RELATED REVENUE BOLSTERING POSTAL FINANCES Election mail is becoming a major source of income for postal operators around the world and appears to be improving voter participation rates. Voting by mail is gaining popularity in the United State ...
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