We had a great time at last year’s National Summit! In case you missed it, below is a highlight reel of some of our favorite moments. Take a minute to watch it, and then mark your calendars for #EIE15 in Denver, Colorado October 22-23, 2015.
Course Access is on the rise in the Lone Star State. In 2013, Texas lawmakers passed HB 1926 to improve the state’s online Course Access program by expanding access to high-quality options through increased online courses, special attention to professional development, enhancement of courses and changes to the approval and review process. The law has been able to accomplish all this by tapping into the existing Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).
As legislative sessions wind down across the nation, some leaders remain focused on improving education in their states for the long haul. Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is one such leader.
Ten years ago, I had a sweet brick phone. It made phone calls and even allowed texting. Through the smartphone I have today, I carry in my back pocket access to the word’s information. But with the rapid rise of the digital age and digital information comes the compounded need for state and education leaders […]
Last week, Levesque and Kevin Welner, a professor of education and the director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, exchanged viewpoints on testing.
On a brisk morning in late January, thousands of parents, students, teachers and community leaders met at a hotel in downtown Montgomery, Al. Bundled in matching yellow scarves, they began a slow march to the state capitol. Their message was simple: Alabama families want choice in education.
A few years ago, Louisiana recognized a great need to give all students access to inspiring courses and educators. In response, the state pioneered the Louisiana Course Choice Program (also known as Course Access).
In the 1960’s, McReynolds was active in the major civil rights struggle taking place nationally and in her namesake hometown of Selma, Alabama. Even before she reached the classroom, her life’s work and philosophy prepared her to impact the lives of her future students.
I am grateful for Mrs. Bee for so many reasons.
Some have argued that we should address widespread academic failure by making the school day longer or the school year longer. Others have suggested breaking up one long summer vacation into shorter breaks during the year. All this does is tinker with an anachronism. Students of varying abilities still will sit in a classroom for a pre-determined period to learn the same amount of material. This is equivalent to putting 1,000 high school students on the starting line and expecting them to finish a mile run in the same time.