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iNACOL Has Become the Aurora Institute

For 17 years, iNACOL has been a leading voice advocating for expanding high-quality K-12 educational opportunities. Over time, our work has evolved to an expanded view of the need for breakthroughs in policy and practices for systems change required to ensure all students are prepared for success in our rapidly changing world. We’ve just marked […]


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iNACOL Is Now the Aurora Institute

National Nonprofit Committed to Systems Change in K-12 Education Will Now Be Known as the Aurora Institute PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. – Oct. 28, 2019 – iNACOL is changing its name to the Aurora Institute. The change is a result of broadening its narrow focus from online learning as a delivery method to a broader narrative […]


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The U.S. Department of Education Is Inviting New Applications for Round 3 of the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will release a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the third round of the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA) on Monday, October 28. The NIA is now available for public inspection on the Federal Register at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/28/2019-23477/applications-for-new-authorities-innovative-assessment-demonstration-authority.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) created the IADA, which allows participating states […]


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Bringing Education Policy and the Learning Sciences into Alignment

Today, the Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) published Aligning Education Policy with the Science of Learning and Development, offering nine recommendations for state and federal education policy based on research on how students learn and develop. Research on how students learn and develop is providing teachers, practitioners, and policymakers with insights on how to help students […]


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Aligning Education Policy with the Science of Learning and Development

This report analyzes recent learning sciences research and provides nine recommendations to address a critical need: how can education policy support and align with the science of learning and development? Research on how students learn and develop is providing teachers, practitioners, and policymakers with insights on how to help students learn and grow academically and […]


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