Sixty-seven percent of public school parents felt that there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in a recent poll released by Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup, reported The Washington Post. But that’s only half the story.
Extended Learning Opportunities put students’ passions and interests at the center of their learning at Pittsfield Middle High School
Pittsfield Middle High School has been a statewide and national model for anytime, anywhere learning with Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs). Whether its early childhood education, law enforcement, American Sign Language, or music entertainment, ELOs bring students’ interests to the forefront of their learning.
Rochester is one of four New Hampshire school districts beginning the second year of the pilot PACE program, which replaces some standardized testing with locally-based competency systems that weave assessments into the curriculum throughout the school year.
Next Generation Science Standards are replacing traditional science standards in many California school districts, which incorporate engineering and technology into the classroom.
Pittsfield Middle High School has shifted to a student-centered learning model, where students are taught rigorous mastery of academic subjects, but on their own terms in ways that they learn best.
The new Smarter Balanced assessments replaced New Hampshire’s NECAP tests for math and English this year. But many people, both in and outside the classroom, wonder: why do we need a change? This video from Be A Learning Hero breaks it down: these assessments match the standards that teachers are already […]
At its core, competency based education (CBE) is a model that transforms learning from a structured, one-size-fits-all teaching model to a personalized, flexible learning model that focuses on mastery and application of concepts and skills and accounts for various learning styles and needs.
It’s not really debatable It’s been clear for years: early childhood development pays off big.
In a recent article at the Hechinger Report, New York Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch argues that the opt-out movement disproportionately hurts our most vulnerable students.