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AASA report outlines path to systemic change in public education by 2025

Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive |

Schools and classrooms across the nation need to implement systemic changes that support personalized and rigorous learning based on equitable practices, a group of education, business, advocacy and philanthropic leaders said in a report published last Thursday by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

Introducing the AEI Conservative Education Reform Network

American Enterprise Institute |

The network will cultivate a national community of conservative leaders in education, spanning a broad array of issue areas, positions, regions, and viewpoints. At its launch, the network boasts more than 75 members, hailing from more than half the states working in a variety of roles.

CERN will “cultivate creative solutions to vexing challenges in early childhood, K–12, and higher education and connect public officials, educators, savvy advocates, and funders in order to drive change in all manner of milieus — from the school house to the White House.”

Once a symbol of desegregation, Ruby Bridges’ school now reflects another battle engulfing public education

Connie Schaffer, Martha Viator, and Meg White – The Conversation |

On Nov. 14, 1960, after a long summer and autumn of volleys between the Louisiana Legislature and the federal courts, Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old Black girl, was allowed to enroll in an all-white school. Accompanied by federal marshals, Bridges entered William Frantz Public School – a small neighborhood school in New Orleans’ Upper Ninth Ward.

School Wasn’t So Great Before COVID, Either

Erika Christakis – The Atlantic |

If the parental frustrations kindled by pandemic schooling can be converted into political energy, that could ultimately yield much-needed reforms in both schools and their surrounding communities, the health of which is essential to children’s growth. As we muddle through the COVID-19 era yearning for a return to something close to normal, we shouldn’t squander this occasion to imagine how much better “normal” could be.

A new path to education reform: Playful learning promotes 21st-century skills in schools and beyond

Brookings Institute – Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. and Helen Hadani, Ph.D. |

Researchers offer an evidence-based approach to education inspired by research from the science of learning addressing how children learn and what children need to learn to be successful in the 21st century.

Critically, the implementation of this framework must be flexible and culturally-relevant, while maintaining core principles that foster educational equity for all students.

How to improve schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to students

Hechinger Report |

What is and isn’t working for students? What do they believe could be changed or refined? Students have identified common problems and shared similar ideas for what schools can do better.

Sophia Perry, a senior at Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, says her school has been lax in enforcing its mandatory mask-wearing policy. Magdalena

Learning Policy Institute reopening framework emphasizes reinvented approach to K-12 education

Education Dive |

The Learning Policy Institute recently released “Restarting and Reinventing School: Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond,” a framework outlining how policymakers and education decision makers can address how to safely, effectively and equitably deliver in-person and online education.

Specifically, the framework addresses how to:

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