Amidst increased scrutiny for the Los Angeles Unified School District's push to provide every student and teach with an iPad, LAUSD Superintedent John Deasy and AEI scholar Rick Hess take a big picture look at education technology and how it can foster student learning and growth when used correctly.
Join us for a conversation with Governor Dannel Malloy as he discusses the successes and challenges of accomplishing school reform at the state level.
During this Google Hangout, prominent scholars, policy analysts, and practitioners will convene to offer insight into what happens when rubber meets the road and the Common Core standards are implemented in schools nationwide.
Like many education officials in both parties, Duncan is a defender of the Common Core initiative to create uniform academic standards for K-12 education in all states. Resistance to it, he asserted, comes mainly from “white suburban moms” who don’t take kindly to hearing that their children aren’t meeting newly raised standards.
Although the Common Core State Standards flew under the radar as they were being drafted and adopted, they have become a lightning rod of controversy over the last few months as implementation has begun. If implementation fails, states will have wasted precious time and resources, and there may be little difference between the pre– and post–Common Core eras.
This timely volume brings together prominent scholars and policy analysts to examine the pressing issues that will mark Common Core implementation. Whether or not you agree with the standards, the Common Core is coming, and this book will help policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders anticipate the challenges and take steps to address them.
The botched rollout of Obamacare should have education reformers and the general public questioning whether or not the same, fast-past style of implementing of the Common Core will yeild similar, shaky results. But, due to a lack of information, parents and teachers are only beginning to learn of the challenges that come with these new standards.
Please join us to hear Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as he addresses the role Congress should play in expanding trade opportunities and increasing market access for US businesses.