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Taking a Breather November 2, 2018

With our upcoming Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference kicking off November 30 in Boston, we’re taking a break from the blog until we get to the other side of this event. While we’re out, we hope you’ll check out some of our recent publications.

PELSB Adopts Tiered Licensure Rule. Four Things You Should Know. October 17, 2018

PELSB adopted rule for tiered licensure on October 12. What changes were made to rule? When will rule be effective? Is PELSB done with rulemaking? Read here to find out.

How States Are Innovating With Assessments Under ESSA October 4, 2018

Earlier this week, Secretary DeVos announced the US Department of Education had approved New Hampshire as the second state after Louisiana to participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act’s Innovative Assessment Pilot. This post will provide an overview of both Louisiana and New Hampshire’s innovative assessments, as well as discuss other assessment flexibilities states are taking advantage of under ESSA.

Recent Content

Defining and Measuring Student-Centered Outcomes Report · October 2018

A review of the outcomes that researchers and communities identify as important for student success and an overview of the possible strategies for measuring them. And, a cohesive vision and specific next steps for states, learning communities, and students and families wanting to move toward more student-centered outcomes.

FAQ: Minnesota's Tiered Teacher Licensure System and PELSB Memo · August 2018

The new four-tiered teacher licensure system was created by the legislature during the 2017 legislative session. This FAQ covers the new system and the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Summaries of States' ESSA School Quality/Student Success Measures Memo · June 2018

The School Quality or Student Success (SQ/SS) indicator was one of the most talked about and biggest decisions that fell to the states in drafting their new ESSA accountability plans. This memo summarizes the chosen SQ/SS measures for each state, DC, and Puerto Rico.

Evidence for Student-Centered Learning Report · January 2018

The design of America’s schools needs to shift from adult-centered and standardized to student-centered and individualized. This report examines the academic and historical research that supports the need for the transition to student-centered learning.

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