The U.S. Department of Education has released a blog, Progress: Teachers, Leaders and Students Transforming Education, which highlights promising practices, lessons learned, and resources related to implementing K-12 reforms. The blog was developed to provide educators, parents, leaders, and stakeholders with information on how state and local K-12 leaders across the country are implementing education reforms. The blog posts featured on the site touch on a variety of topics related to college and career readiness, such as college and career ready standards and assessments and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Read a brief summary of some of the blog posts that address college and career readiness below:
- “Colorado Teachers Leading New Standards Adoption” describes how teachers in Colorado worked together to develop curriculum materials aligned with Colorado’s new standards that are focused on college and career readiness.
- “Race to the Top Boosts STEM in Maryland Early Grades” discusses the strategies used in Maryland to teach elementary school educators in the state how to integrate STEM lessons into their classrooms.
- “Roundup: Strategies for Increasing College-going and Success” mentions strategies at the state and local level for increasing college enrollment and success, such as dual enrollment, asset mapping, and collaboration with higher education.
- “Washington D.C. Charters, District Schools Collaborate Around College- and Career-Ready Standards” provides information about the DC Common Core Collaborative, which is a partnership between district and charter school teachers with a focus on aligning instruction to the Common Core State Standards.
To view more blog posts from the U.S. Department of Education’s PROGRESS blog and receive e-mail updates, visit the website here: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/progress/.
Kiana Abram is a research assistant at the College and Career Readiness and Success Center.