Thoughts on Educational Reform

Here are videos and posts with different views on Education reform…

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A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so.  learn more

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Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR), a part of Brown University, is a national policy-research and reform support organization that promotes quality education for all children, especially in urban communities. Their Publications section covers a wide rage of reform topics. In mid-2018, AISR was in a period of transition and refocusing their mission. Several AISR…  learn more

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Chalkboard Project

Founded in 2005 by a coalition of Oregon's largest philanthropic foundations, Chalkboard worked with partners across the state of Oregon to advocate for the revival and revision of a statewide mentorship program for new educators, published several key research reports and best practices papers, and launched a website to bolster public understanding of what was…  learn more

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Changing Schools from the Inside Out

This white paper from McREL International urges education leaders and policy makers to rethink the current, top-down approach to reform and consider what might happen if we improved our schools from the inside out. The inside-out approach "puts student engagement, motivation, and true problem-solving abilities at the heart of everything we do" – creating a…  learn more

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Cultivating Thriving Schools

Brian Stecher is a senior social scientist and the associate director of RAND Education. Stecher's thesis is that our current system of assessment is innately inadequate and counterproductive. He outlines a new, easy to implement model to measure and create thriving schools and thriving students.  learn more