States are exploring next generation learning to provide schools with the flexibility and support needed to ensure students graduate prepared for college or career. Today, there is a new resource for education leaders to use in this important work.
ExcelinEd and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape, closely examines state innovation and pilot programs supporting next generation learning, which includes personalized learning and mastery-based education. The report uses data and information gathered during a review of these programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to provide a national overview and identify seven Key Policy Components for these programs.
Research and analysis reveal steady growth in the establishment of next generation learning programs across the country. State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning includes five key findings about the national landscape of next generation learning programs.
Using over 50 examples from state programs, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning identifies seven Key Policy Components for states to consider when designing general innovation or pilot programs.
These seven components encourage participation and provide guidelines to ensure programs follow the state’s vision for next generation learning while protecting participating students and ensuring school accountability. Best of all, the components allow for a completely unique state approach to next generation learning.
Using these Key Policy Components and the other resources described in the report, policymakers and other stakeholders can create strong foundations for next generation learning programs and begin to address existing challenges.