Parents must have confidence that states and school districts will ensure their children’s information remains confidential.
Last year, ExcelinEd launched the My School Information Design Challenge to help states reimagine their annual school report cards. Read what our friends at Getting Smart had to say about the Challenge, including the Challenge’s recently released findings brief. My School Information Design Challenge By: Getting Smart February 26, 2015 The #SchoolInfo challenge is an […]
Third Grade Reading Laws: Their Importance and Impact on Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Issues
Experts agree that many students with Individualized Education Programs can meet grade-level reading standards. Even students with reading disabilities can learn to read when provided with appropriate services, instruction and supports. That’s why we believe that students with disabilities, as a whole, should not be exempt from any third grade reading program. Failing to include students with disabilities can allow poor reading instruction for these students go undetected. It can reinforce the idea that students with disabilities should have different expectations than those in general education. We must not turn away from these students. Instead, we should provide the services and supports needed to help them reach the same standards as their peers.
Through the My School Information Design Challenge and the research on which it was based, states possess a greater understanding of the need and opportunity to transform their school report cards. They have access to creative ideas and willing assistance to help them reach that goal.
Over the past five months, ExcelinEd has been focused on bringing creative energy to a national opportunity. And just what is that opportunity? Improving parents’ ability to access and understand powerful school information.
In December 2013, two lawsuits were filed, one by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the North Carolina Justice Center, and another by the North Carolina School Board Association, to block low-income families from using Opportunity Scholarships. The new voucher program launched for the 2014-15 school year with over 5,500 applications. However, due […]
Our very own Karla Phillips joined Getting Smart’s Tom Vander Ark last month to visit two school networks in Phoenix that teach young people to use their minds well. Earlier this month, Vander Ark shared about the school networks in two posts on his EdWeek blog. Check out part one on Great Hearts Academies below. (Click here to read part two […]
MINIMUM GROWTH WARNING: AT YOUR CHILD’S CURRENT RATE OF PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL ON THE STATE ASSESSMENT, THE PROBABILITY OF YOUR STUDENT GRADUATING ON TIME IS _____ %.
What if parents received these notices on their child’s report cards?
I am excited today to announce a new initiative by the Foundation for Excellence in Education called EdPolicy Leaders Online, a series of free, self-paced online education reform massive open online courses (MOOCs) designed specifically for policymakers and education reform partners. The best part is – you can enroll right now!
Imagine an education system where we go beyond school choice, where we give families a choice over courses. Not simply the courses available in their schools, but every conceivable course that could be offered – languages such as Chinese, technical courses such as welding, rigorous academic courses such as Advanced Placement calculus, or even music […]