In the New Year, I was able to travel to Edmonton – the capital of Alberta, Canada – to visit schools and meet with educators, education leaders and public officials as part of a delegation from the United States.
A series of posts focused on Student-centered Accountability 3.0 as a requirement for supporting student-centered learning. (Part 3) The current system of accountability is focused on school accountability – I propose the unit of measure and alignment should be “student learning” accountability. It is focused on assessments for learning, to support students and educators, and […]
How can “Accountability 3.0” — the next generation of K-12 education accountability at the federal level — do a better job of aligning state accountability as a driver of student-centered learning to provide success for each and every student? First, policy requires a shift around real quality assurance and continuous improvement based on student learning […]
A series of posts focused on Student-centered Accountability 3.0 as a requirement for supporting student-centered learning. (Part 1) We must redesign the federal accountability system around student-centered learning, not the tyranny of seat-time. This redesign requires accountability focused and aligned to student learning level and competency education. A new Accountability 3.0 system will focus on […]
New models of instruction and competency- based learning will ensure student success Over the past four years, President Obama has used both his policy and his pulpit in Washington to support education reform at a level that rivals many of his predecessors. He has allowed Administration leaders such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Jim […]
On Friday, I submitted the following comments and recommendations regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed ‘Race to the Top’ – District (RTT-D) competition: I am pleased to submit these comments/recommendations related to the ‘Race to the Top’ – District competition on behalf of The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and its more than 4,200 members. […]
The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) recent report on virtual learning seems to reference and regurgitate bullet points of the pros versus cons of online learning. It misses some key points in context of how students need high quality teachers – as the primary driver for students learning online because the courses are otherwise unavailable in their school. […]
A report released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the U.S. Department of Education offered up new data from the 2009-2010 public school year, revealing rapid growth in K-12 online and blended learning. Surveying over 2,300 public school districts throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the NCES report found that K-12 […]