New Education Policy 2020 – Highlights and Comparison With Other Educational Policies of the World


With the approval of the New Education Policy 2020 in July, India is all set to witness a much needed reformation in education, one that focuses on the essentials of learning in the present, while preparing students for a future they get to shape.

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy


Higher standards are right. have expressed frustration with No Child Left Behind, an educational policy that has been derided by educators as placing too much emphasis on standardized testing and failing to address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps. Furthermore, No Child Left Behind’s one-size-fits-all method of evaluating schools has been criticized as incentivizing low academic standards. educational policy: College and Career Readiness.


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The child tax credit, not charter schools, was the reform we needed to help kids succeed

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When I was a charter school leader, I constantly heard reformers justify district takeovers, teacher firings, ineffective voucher programs and abusive “no excuse” discipline policies by saying, “It’s all about the kids.”

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OPINION: Child care is just as important as preschool

The Hechinger Report

While many preschool programs are private and operate under the same conditions as any other child care program, Biden is proposing to vastly expand publicly funded preschools, which are typically free, pay their teachers more and follow a certain set of academic standards.

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Why the ‘Best’ Ideas in Education Technology and Reform Don’t Win


Are equity issues better solved through rigorous academics, or by prioritizing students’ social and emotional wellbeing? Education Technology Entrepreneurship Community Policy & GovernmentEducation reformers and technologists often lament that the best ideas or tools don’t win.

Why Efforts to Improve Teacher Productivity and Efficiency May Not Pay Off


It has also impacted the role that teachers play in the mind of educational policy makers and reformers—for good and ill. But these decisions that impact districts, schools and teachers increasingly align with strategies set from above, with state and national policy makers shaping priorities through carrots (like funding) and sticks (licensing and accreditation requirements). Education Technology Policy & Government Instructional Trends Professional Development

Making the case for common K-12 standards

eSchool News

In this ever-dynamic landscape, “common” standards for education seemingly get a bad rap, but they’re useful, particularly for the development and distribution of open education resources (OER). The key to creating and curating great OER that will survive the choppy waters of policy changes is to maintain education standards that can operate independently from Common Core, or any state or federally mandated standards. Types of Standard Alignment.

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‘They just saw me as a dollar sign’: How some certificate schools profit from vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

The suit also alleged that Premier had misled potential students about job placement rates and pressured staff to “renounce all academic standards.”. But some accrediting agencies are less stringent than others about enforcing standards. . It’s typical for less expensive, public institutions not to accept credits from for-profit schools that don’t meet the same standards.

6 steps to college and career readiness

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A collaborative leadership model is critical when it comes to bolstering school policy and helping students meet college and career readiness goals, according to a new report from the Learning First Alliance. The report, A New Philosophy on Education Decision-Making , urges governors to consider changes in practitioner-driven policies and practices that will empower local school leaders and stakeholders to work together toward school improvement.

Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

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This story about school segregation was produced by The Texas Tribune , a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that provides free news, data and events on Texas public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. The district is at a pivotal moment now that a federal court has released it from decades-long supervision of its policies for educating students of color. K-12 Partners achievement gap Civil rights Law and policy Segregation

Could a plan to improve early education be putting the squeeze on child care centers?

The Hechinger Report

Through the new system the plan is to raise and unify standards, creating a single statewide network that ends the fragmentation and ensures “easy access to high-quality options,” according to the Louisiana Department of Education, the entity overseeing the reform. Instead of putting children whose seats were funded by LA4 in child care centers — an option allowed under the law for centers that met certain standards — most of those seats instead were placed in public schools.

Trouble With the Curve: Estimating the Size and Growth Rates of K-12 Markets


First, many educational markets are shaped by public policy. For example, specific policies regarding academic standards, testing requirements, and charter school authorization caps can give rise to specific types of products. Second, K-12 education in the United States is primarily a local affair—with states and districts shouldering most of the costs and driving many key policy decisions. Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.).

Dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

The Hechinger Report

In December 2019, Barbers Hill Independent School District in Mont Belvieu, Texas, a suburb east of Houston, decided to begin enforcing a dress code policy that’s been on the books for thirty years. Hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness.

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It’s Time To Take Teacher Burnout Seriously. Here’s How.

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Teachers, school administrators and academic leaders in public and private schools have been seeking our services to cope with their chronic fatigue. Educators are expected to improve standardized test scores and get students “back on track.”

OPINION: New leadership at the top should mean big changes for English language learners

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One included academic standards for my state. The other was filled with the English language development (ELD) standards. And that has resulted in policies, textbooks, training and assessments for our nation’s 5 million ELs that seem like an afterthought.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

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They deliver specific chunks of knowledge that are outlined by academic standards and required by school policy in the curriculum, not random tangents of knowledge. The teachers already have to do all that work for the academic standards in that week’s pile to narrow-cast what chapter or software module, discussion questions, what to write a paper on, etc. Following all school, district, state and federal policies. By LeiLani Cauthen.

How International Rankings are reshaping Indian Higher Education

Linways Technologies

Setting up of accreditation systems and bodies at the national and international level to rank and recognize Universities and Institutions for meeting the minimum acceptable standards through inspection and assessment has taken top priority amongst the national policymakers as Education takes a center stage in today’s world. Accreditation and rankings are essentially quality benchmarks that signify many aspects of standards concerning expected norms and other colleges/universities.

#AskExcelinEd: What is CTE, and how can it serve students in your state?


research; The rethinking of what authentic work-based learning opportunities mean from a policy perspective; and. This includes not only our five part CTE playbook series and Perkins V policy toolkit, but also various model policies gleaned from states.

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

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Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. The need for more practical and effective professional learning opportunities for teachers is especially important right now, with new academic standards being introduced and adapted in schools across the country. As a teacher leader who has had this conversation with teachers, administrators, policy makers, and parents, I recognize an important distinction to which we must pay attention.

Schools Say Highest Pressure from Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

EdNews Daily

Then a re-write of academic standards that had to be mapped to teaching and learning, constantly in revision. Then massive numbers of testing requirements to disrupt and create heights of anxiety for all involved in a political appeasement move by higher policy makers. Fixers are almost universally introspective insiders, tweaking the existing standard structure. . By LeiLani Cauthen.

Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

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Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan presented the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice to Casserly during a virtual award ceremony at the CGCS’s Legislative/Policy Conference.

#EIE19: Distinguished Panel to Reflect on Lasting Impact of Brown v. Board Decision


ExcelinEd Vice President of Policy. Policymakers need to endorse and support policy solutions that are sincerely aimed at high expectations, opportunities and outcomes for black children. We must establish clear, high and common academic standards in the classroom. Dear Friend, This year marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which changed the course of education in America.

What’s The One Thing They’ll Remember From Their Time With You?

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Without that reason, education becomes a self-justifying expression of policies and procedures. We could talk about power standards, big ideas, enduring understandings, the utility of modern curriculum, and how useful academic standards like those found in the Common Core really are, but I thought I’d turn it over to you this time to hear your ideas. What’s The One Thing Will They Remember From Your Class? by Terry Heick.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Note: The original version of this piece was published on July 7, 2016 by New America as part of an EdCentral series on the next social contract for education: The goal is to ensure that students can take best advantage of the powerful learning tools at their disposal wherever their academic and career aspirations may lead them.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)


In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. But poorly integrated standards, curriculum, assessment, and intervention materials have always been a problem.

OPINION: Race to the Top laws are still on the books, but state commitments remain uneven

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In exchange for a significant investment of federal funding, states like Tennessee would volunteer to enact new policies to raise standards, increase accountability, build new data systems and lift caps on the number of public charter schools. Tennessee hit every single one of those policy goals and, as a result, won the first round of the Race to the Top competition, along with Delaware, in the spring of 2010. It was 2009, and Tennessee Gov.

Ethics in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Classroom teacher Melissa Aguirre, for instance, says that the school should retain Ada in order to uphold its standards, but she also comments that this case shows why it’s necessary to make “competency-based” education, and not just “age-based,” a norm for all. Sigal Ben-Porath , an education and political science professor, notes that high-poverty schools are more likely to define students solely by academic standards, and disregarding noncognitive skills.

Tighter standards put college-level courses at risk

eSchool News

Advanced high school courses could be at risk under new standards. Indiana state education officials are working on a plan to address tighter academic standards for those teaching Indiana high school classes in which students also can earn college credit. Many K-12 and college educators are concerned that the new standards will lead to a drop in dual-credit offerings and a reduction in the number of students who successfully transition to college.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

He has published over 250 research articles in academic journals, book chapters in edited volumes, research reports, and editorials in major newspapers. Noguera was recently appointed to serve as a special advisor to the governor of New Mexico on education policy. By Stacey Pusey.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

Among them: better teacher preparation and professional development for elementary reading; higher academic standards; state assessments aligned with NAEP’s expectations for students; and steady, consistent work toward the state’s strategic goals. At a moment when so many of us are disappointed in our states’ showing on NAEP, it can be tempting to assume that what states are doing isn’t working and that big changes must be made to state policy.

Change The Conversation–It’s Not About The Thinking

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Content-based academic standards. As an academic or intellectual exercise. In education, these might be redressed as: What has standardizing content into a narrow range of content areas done to learning? How has education retreating into a tangle of policy and jargon impacted the capacity of families and communities to be served by their own learning? It’s Not About The Thinking. by Terry Heick.

Opening the doors to elite public schools

The Hechinger Report

Instead, Emily was invited to apply based on her pre-pandemic academic record. ” The one-year change in admissions policy was prompted by the pandemic and a desire to diversify the selective schools, in which Black and Latino students are underrepresented.

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What Can Schools Learn from the Successful Transformation of Public Libraries?


Other initiatives, however, have come from top-down reform efforts, such as the creation and implementation of academic standards and associated testing regimes that emerged from the accountability movement. In her 2018 bestseller “ The Library Book ,” author Susan Orlean uses the history of a fire that destroyed parts of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986 to explore transformations that libraries and librarians have undergone over the last hundred years.

Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again

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Gamify compliance to institutional policies instead of social change and disruptive creativity. Plan backwards from standards. Say we value depth over breadth, but then have policies and systems in place that imply the opposite. Actually believe that every single student can master every single academic standard–without making them think they hate learning. Insanity In Education: 52 Mistakes We Make Over And Over Again. by Terry Heick.

Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn’t Necessarily Hold Them Back


Now comes a big study to say something different: Holding kids back at third grade when they don’t meet the academic standards will give them a boost in achievement, by some measures. That year, in the wake of the federal No Child Left Behind law, the state put in a policy that all students who missed the mark on the third-grade state reading test would be automatically left back and given remediation.

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Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’

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In most policy areas the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign want to be seen as the inheritor of the popular sitting president’s legacy, but perhaps no area has divided the party more than K-12 education. The new language supports the rights of parents to opt their children out of standardized tests, demand more oversight of charters and oppose evaluating teachers using their students’ standardized test scores. “We

?Expanding Access to Edtech Isn’t Enough. We Need to Make Sure It Works, Too


For much of the past year, approximately 150 researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, educators, investors, and institutional leaders have been collaborating in 10 working groups (each supported by a professional researcher) to study and discuss data, processes, and systems that show substantial promise. We hope this will kick off a more intense effort to advance research that leads to better policy and practice in both adopting and using technology.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

Most recently, she founded Abbott Advisor Group and focused on providing strategic planning and visioning and policy development for the role of educational technology in education innovation and transformation for federal and state governments, businesses, and non-profits.

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

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How does this happen–especially when you have a very specific daily learning target you’re trying to meet in pursuit of an academic standard? They may not lead to the precise mastery of the standard or objective in your Carnegie unit or Hunter’s lesson plan, but they’re thinking. Guide them to dynamic spaces characterized by people, thought, and creativity (rather than intricate policies, rules, and standards).

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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Shift From Standards To Habits. In short, the shift from purely academic standards to critical thinking habits supports personalized, 21st century learning through a preceding shift from institution to learner. A natural consequence of digital and social media, transparency is the opposite of closed, traditional schooling, where the walls of the classroom are tick and the local teachers and policies govern, judge, and process everything.