Innovation Zones: Creating Policy Flexibility for Personalized Learning

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This policy issue brief describes what innovation zones are, why they are important and examples of legislative language from various states. Innovation zones or districts of innovation help state policy leaders identify outdated policies and regulations that may get in the way of educators designing innovative learning models. They create space for districts and schools to innovate, identify policy barriers and remove them through waivers. This brief is helpful for state policymakers to learn more about innovation zones or districts of innovation, why they are so important to catalyze the development of new learning models and examples of legislative language.

 

 

Author

Susan Gentz, Susan Patrick

Organization

iNACOL

Date Published

March 2016

Type

Handout

Topics

Personalized Learning Policy Symposium 2016