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Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education. Date : Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

In theory, proficiency-based models let students learn at their own pace, speeding up if they grasp a concept quickly, and getting extra help if they struggle. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs. Maine’s march toward a proficiency-law began in 1997, with the adoption of the Maine Learning Results, which set statewide standards in eight content areas.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

As an example, she pointed to the Accelerated Learning Program, or ALP, which she spearheaded in her role as a senior VA advisor under the Obama administration. Curt Coy, who was the VA’s deputy under secretary for economic opportunity from 2011 until his retirement in late 2017, said it was hard to find resources for veterans’ educational issues. In a 2011 congressional hearing, then-Sen.