Around the country, a growing number of schools and districts are leveraging personalized learning — an instructional model centered around student needs and customization to meet individual skill levels, learning styles, and interests.
The way we evaluate American schools is outdated. We too often identify “low-performing” schools by where students end up at the end of the year, while ignoring how much progress they made in that time.
Education Next -- Somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of all new teachers are hired after the school year begins. These late hires come in with lower college GPAs, are less likely to have prior teaching experience, and are less likely to be licensed in the area they’ll be asked to teach. Late hires tend to be concentrated in certain low-performing schools.
WETA/WHUT TV -- A one-hour town hall event Rethinking High School with Soledad O'Brien -- a moderated panel discussion with students, teachers, education leaders and parents on innovating high school education -- from the historic campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.