REL Midwest announces EdMaps, a new Web-mapping application that displays educational data geographically as “story maps.” EdMaps helps users analyze publicly available school- and district-level data, observe trends over time, and frame conversations on practice and policy.
The Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a Webinar titled “Youth CareerConnect Program: An Opportunity to Redefine the High School Experience and Increase College and Career Readiness” on December 18, 2013. This Webinar provided information about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Youth CareerConnect (YCC) grant program and approaches to secondary school reform within the context of the program.
More than 200 small high schools serving predominantly low-income and minority students have opened in New York City since 2002. They replaced more than 23 large high schools identified as failing.
If you picked out random Americans on the street and asked them if they know what public-school teachers are and what they do, you would almost certainly receive universally affirmative responses. Everyone knows what a teacher is—it’s practically self-evident. Teachers teach students, of course.
In February 2013, during his State of the Union Address, President Obama announced the High School Redesign initiative. The initiative will encourage schools to develop new college and career pathways through a $300 million competitive grant program. On June 7, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan followed up with details on the competition. Along with his announcement, the U.S.
On March 25, the American Youth Policy Forum and the National High School Center offered a webinar titled, “Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College and Careers.” This event brought together several leaders in the field of special ed
On March 22, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) examined the use of research in the policymaking process in a forum on Capitol Hill titled, “The Use of Research within State Education Agencies.” The event featured new research by Dr. Margaret Goertz, University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Diane Massell, University of Michigan, on how staff in State Education Agencies (SEAs) access, interpret, and use research to inform their work and how external partners support the dissemination of research within the agency.
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The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) recently brought several state policymakers on a trip to New York City to observe schools focusing on a set of ‘deeper learning’ competencies necessary for success in college and careers. These competencies include critical thinking, communication, collaboration, mastery of core content, and learning how to learn.
Carpe Diem Schools is a public school system in Arizona serving students both online and in person. Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School was founded in 2002 and began implementing its blended learning model in the 2005-2006 school year. Today, the High School serves approximately 160 students, both online and in person.