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The iNACOL State Policy Frameworks: 5 Critical Issues to Transform K-12 Education

October 2014. Over the last decade, the American education system has seen unprecedented transformation of teaching and learning as educators have grasped the power of new learning models to close achievement gaps and extend access to high-quality learning opportunities. The next few years hold great potential to continue the incredible progress we have achieved—with new learning models…

Author: Maria Worthen, Susan Patrick

Organization: iNACOL

Type: Report

Topics: Policy


Course Access: Equitable Opportunities for College and Career Ready Students

October 2014. Imagine a high school student who does not have the opportunity to take all of the courses she needs to get into college. Today, for far too many young people, this is a sobering reality. Public schools around the country may lack the resources, staff, or demand to offer a full catalog of courses. According…


Aligning K-12 State Policy with Competency Education

September 2014. This CompetencyWorks brief provides an introduction to competency education with a snapshot of states’ policies regarding competency education. The report notes how states are advancing competency-based learning, and it describes eight ways that states can upgrade their policies.


Aligning K-12 Federal Policy with Competency Education

September 2014. This CompetencyWorks brief provides an introduction to competency education and insight into how federal policy can remove barriers and catalyze competency education. The report provides a snapshot of competency-based state policy throughout the U.S., and it explains what individual states are doing to advance competency education.


Protecting Student Privacy in Blended and Online Learning: New FERPA Guidance from the US Department of Education

April 2014. In this Leadership Webinar, US Department of Education Chief Privacy Office representatives provide FERPA guidance and answer questions about its applicability to blended and online learning. In addition, Themy Sparangis from the Los Angeles Unified School District provides examples about how a large school district protects student privacy. There is public concern about how technology…


(Webinar) A K-12 Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change

February 2014. The presenters describe barriers and opportunities within federal education policy. Based on the recently released iNACOL report, A K-12 Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change, the authors portray how the federal government can catalyze and scale student-centric learning. As lawmakers in Washington, DC craft a next generation Elementary and Secondary Education…


A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change

February 2014. This report discusses a student-centered federal policy framework designed to advance the growth of competency education. The authors argue that the current traditional system fails students, and it is time to reframe quality, accountability, and access. The traditional education system is often reinforced by federal, state, and local governments through outdated compliance requirements and funding…


CompetencyWorks

January 2014. CompetencyWorks is an online resource to provide information and knowledge about competency education through a website, a blog filled with practitioner knowledge and policy advancements, and a wiki to make it easy to get examples of materials. CompetencyWorks provides resources for new innovators and early adopters so that they can rapidly learn about past mistakes,…


Webinar: Keeping Pace with K-12 Blended and Online Learning, 10th Edition

November 2013. Panelists of this webinar present the latest developments in blended and online policy and practice throughout the country. Come hear the authors of Keeping Pace with K-12 Blended and Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice discuss key findings. Browse this report for the most recent program and policy trends across districts and…


Annual Report to iNACOL Membership: iNACOL Strategic Plan Update 2011-2015

October 2013. In 2011, the iNACOL staff and Board of Directors engaged in an intensive strategic planning process. The iNACOL Strategic Plan 2011-2015 identifies three strategic areas of work, all of which are discussed in this webinar: Policy and Advocacy Quality Assurance New Learning Models Presenter Susan Patrick provides an update on a year’s progress of work…