Arizona has entered a Golden (or maybe a Bronze) Age for education. And ExcelinEd’s Dr. Matthew Ladner recently proposed a way to make it a Platinum Age. Right now, Arizona K-12 education performs far better than ever before. But while Arizona’s youngest citizens show better academic achievement than previous generations, the future can be far […]
Accountability is hard for adults. The lack of it can be devastating to children, particularly the most disadvantaged.
Zavia Norman of Las Vegas, Nevada, is the mother of three beautiful girls: Rhealyn (13), Laila (11) and Cailyn (6). Her oldest daughter attends a public charter school, and her youngest daughters are attending private school. Zavia and her family are counting on Education Savings Accounts to come through next year to help cover the […]
We are pleased to introduce Rachel Magee, EdPolicy Leaders Online’s latest featured participant. Rachel recently completed Securing Our Nation’s Future: The Urgent Need for Education Reform, one of ExcelinEd’s three free, self-paced online courses available for policymakers. Rachel Magee was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, and currently serves as a school psychologist for the […]
Does your state have high expectations for student learning? Every state scores its standardized test differently, meaning each sets its own standards for proficiency in the critical core subjects of English language arts and math. In many states, there are large gaps between how many students are reported as proficient on state tests versus the […]
Earlier this month the Utah State Office of Education released the 2015 school grades, and more schools are earning A and B grades.
“I think it’s time for us to start asking some very tough questions about where in the world are we going to put the 2 million students who are on the way.”
Check out EdPolicy Leaders Online’s final sneak peek into the course: Securing Our Nation’s Future: The Urgent Need for Education Reform.
My daughter Laila is happy when she goes to school. She has a smile when I pick her up. And I know that she is learning and is engaged in her classes while she is away. These simple blessings may seem trivial to some, but they are precious for my family. They are made possible, in part, because of an Education Savings Account.
When students leave high school without being prepared for college and career, they suffer. But it doesn’t stop there. From remediation costs, to lost income, higher unemployment rates and even fewer qualified candidates to serve in the U.S. military – families, communities, states and our nation also face the consequences of an inadequate K-12 education.