Healthcare offers lessons from the last recession to higher ed of what not to do

The Christensen Institute

There will be many opportunities to use stimulus funds to push forward competency-based learning models—in which the federal government pays for mastery of learning, not the number of “credit hours” students accumulate. Competency-based learning designs are, theoretically, a far more robust way to learn, as they ensure all students master the critical learning objectives before graduating.

League of Innovative Schools Members Named 2016 “Leaders to Learn From”

Digital Promise

Members of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools serve as examples of how forward-thinking leadership can transform learning. Today, we’re thrilled to congratulate Matt Akin, Superintendent of Piedmont City School District , and Steve Webb and Tom Hagley, Superintendent and Chief of Staff of Vancouver Public Schools , for being named to Education Week’s list of “Leaders to Learn From” in 2016.

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League of Innovative Schools Members Named 2016 “Leaders to Learn From”

Digital Promise

Members of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools serve as examples of how forward-thinking leadership can transform learning. Today, we’re thrilled to congratulate Matt Akin, Superintendent of Piedmont City School District , and Steve Webb and Tom Hagley, Superintendent and Chief of Staff of Vancouver Public Schools , for being named to Education Week’s list of “Leaders to Learn From” in 2016.

Innovative School District Seeks Middle School Science and Social Studies Apps

Digital Promise

WHAT: Piedmont Middle School is seeking to pilot digital learning programs that support competency-based learning in science and social studies. The district is working with Digital Promise to conduct an effective learning technology pilot this spring, from product selection to purchase decision. There is strong leadership from the superintendent and middle school principal, focused on using technology to power personalized learning. Web-based preferred.

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In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District was 78 percent in 2009. For the last three years in a row, it has been 97 percent, and the superintendent attributes the whole of that increase to the district’s efforts to personalize learning.

Higher Ed’s Credit Transfer System Is Broken. Here’s a Better Way.

Edsurge

From 2004 to 2009, transfer students on average lost 43 percent of their credits—basically a semester’s worth. In an education world driven more by inputs than learning outcomes, it’s hard to prove the case one way or the other.

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What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

The Hechinger Report

The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year. The April issue’s theme was “Nontraditional learning.” The middle school has started using an online system to guide self-paced learning, and Ms.

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Senior Remi Savard is part of the last class at Montpelier High School that experienced the system before the school’s switch to a proficiency-based model. “It’s Remi Savard is one of the last students at Montpelier High School who remembers what class was like before the school switched to a proficiency-based model three years ago. “If Now, Savard says, learning targets are clearer, and there’s more opportunity to truly understand the material. “It’s

‘Bigly’ Education Decisions for 2017

Edsurge

President Obama allowed the program to expire in 2009, but it was reauthorized for five years in 2011. They are not accommodating of programs that are trying to move towards other measures, such as the demonstration of student skills and workforce-ready competencies. Reform of student aid rules would be well timed, amid a growing shift across both the learning and hiring landscape.

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?

The Hechinger Report

States generally allocate money per student to districts, but in states with Course Access, districts have to share that funding based on the number of courses a student takes elsewhere. For the next generation of students, the international stakes are too high to restrict access to great courses based on ZIP code.”. They want them at school learning. They want them at school learning. Read more about blended learning.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”