This year, Toni Richardson of Jacksonville, Fla. is celebrating school choice and the joy of watching her daughter thrive in a school that equips and challenges students to reach their dreams.
Texas’s Guthrie Common School District has a student population of 91. Like many small schools, Guthrie used to struggle to provide students with access to the qualified teachers and specialized courses students need. But not anymore.
Georgia last updated their education funding model the same year the first disposable camera hit market. The Peach State needs another dose of visionary change to address the realities of today’s modern classrooms.
NAEP released 2015 data recently. One can only describe the overall news, both nationally and in Florida, as disappointing. Nevertheless the data did contain bright spots, including in the Florida charter schools category. Academic performance data reflects gaps in student performance by special program (English language learners, special education) and by family income. Therefore, one […]
A similar analysis done for the Foundation for Excellence in Education by Bellwether Education Partners looked at state-required testing data from 18 states. It found that in more than half of them, testing took up less than one percent of classroom time.
The Arkansas State Board of Education recently accepted rigorous new performance level cut scores for the test given to students last spring. The vote signals the desire of Arkansas leaders to continue raising the rigor for students and ensure they have demonstrated a thorough understanding of grade-level content and are on track to be ready […]
Guest post by: Dale Erquiaga, Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Office of the Governor, Nevada
We know that meeting the challenges of underperformance and new workforce requirements will be difficult. But we also know that high standards and honesty in state assessments will help. Most important, we know that our students and educators can do the work and ensure Nevada meets these challenges so that the promise of opportunity offered by public education is available to all.
Imagine a future where every student receives an excellent education—an education uninhibited by geography, on-site resources, school size, or available books and teachers. These life-changing learning opportunities are within reach. Course Access is a state-level policy that allows students to supplement the traditional classroom experience with new tools, such as online education, partnerships with trade […]
We are pleased to introduce Holly Glover, EdPolicy Leaders Online’s latest featured participant. Holly recently completed Data Privacy? Get Schooled!, one of ExcelinEd’s three free, self-paced online courses available for policymakers. As the Director of Data Use & Privacy for the Arkansas Department of Education, Holly Glover is responsible for implementing policies and procedures to safeguard student […]
Nearly ninety percent of students who fail to graduate high school were struggling readers in third grade. In this course, learn how your state can develop a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy to ensure struggling K-3 readers can read on grade level by the end of third grade.