This Jobs for the Future brief recommends seven ways for supporters of deeper learning to take advantage of the changing education policy landscape, as authority shifts from the federal government to states and local districts. The authors outline priorities to help the nation’s high schools move from a largely inequitable system to one that prepares all students for college and careers, with the full range of academic, personal, and social skills needed for life success.
This resource from the Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL) outlines a rationale and process that blends well with the perspective that a process of personalization may be more realistic and feasible than a full plunge into personalized learning. Authors Sam Redding, Janet Twyman, and Marilyn Murphy offer simple steps that can be used to support effective change in schools.
The Algebra Readiness Initiative Seventh Grade MVAT spreadsheet is to be used in Virginia schools for the Algebra Readiness Initiative. To use this spreadsheet, be sure to enable macros and enable content. Caution: Please keep student data safe. Do not share student data with others through this spreadsheet.
The Algebra Readiness Initiative Sixth Grade MVAT spreadsheet is to be used in Virginia schools for the Algebra Readiness Initiative. To use this spreadsheet, be sure to enable macros and enable content. Caution: Please keep student data safe. Do not share student data with others through this spreadsheet.
This toolkit was developed by the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders in partnership wi the Council of Chief State School Officers and offers state education agencies, leadership preparation programs, and other organizations a step-by-step process for aligning current leadership standards to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). The toolkit includes a crosswalk of the new PSEL standards with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) 2008 standards. The crosswalk illustrates the alignment between the two sets of standards and also shows where PSEL goes beyond ISLLC 2008.
The importance of aligning college and career readiness initiatives—from the common core and career technical education standards, to funding streams like Title I and Perkins, as well as to school structural changes like expanded learning time and career academies—is a growing concern in the field. Dr. Joseph Harris, Director of the National High School Center, Jennifer Brown Lerner, Senior Director of the American Youth Policy Forum, Lynne Gilli, Program Manager, CTE Instructional Branch of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Melissa Jaggers, Associate Executive Director at Alignment Nashville, shared recommendations, resources, and challenges from recent discussions with CCR experts and practitioners in this Webinar, co-hosted with the American Youth Policy Forum.