New Study Outlines Competency Education in Maine

As part of the legislation mandating proficiency-based diplomas in Maine, the state’s legislature requested that the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) at the University of Southern Maine report on the preliminary implementation of proficiency-based learning across the state (for Continue reading

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Early College High School: How Earning College Credit in High School Leads to Success

Join us on Tuesday at 10:30am on Blog Talk Radio as we celebrate National Early College High School Week. This is the 6th annual week dedicated to recognizing and promoting the progress and success of early college high schools. Over Continue reading

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Making the Dream of College Attainable: Celebrating Early College High Schools

Beginning next week, we will be joining our subsidiary, EDWorks, in celebrating National Early College High School Week. EDWorks will be celebrating the successes of their Fast Track Early College High Schools as well as participating with schools across the Continue reading

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Getting Unstuck From the Pilot Phase

Last week, Chester Finn, Jr. wrote a piece in Education Next, titled “Education’s Endless, Erroneous Either-Ors” (nice assonance). The piece calls out various familiar edu-dichotomies, such as “skills vs. knowledge;” “evaluate teachers by student results or peer judgments;” and “local Continue reading

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National Journal Asks Why Common Core is a Tea Party Bugbear?

Matt Williams has written about the Common Core on this blog before (Common Core: High Standards are Not Inappropriate They Are Essential) and this week responds with a cogent outline of the underlying politics and subsequent name calling that may undermine the larger common good the core sought to address. Visit the National Journal to read his commentary and weigh in with your own. Continue reading

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With Sprinkles Please

Matt Williams writes about why the latest Race to the Top iteration adds to an increasingly disjointed education policy agenda. By attempting to tackle a plethora of educational issues with relatively small amounts of money has the obsession with RTTT left us with little of substance? Continue reading

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