Last week we were fortunate enough to visit, learn, and share with educators in Springfield and Dayton, Ohio. Despite lightning storms, weather delays, and over 40 hours of travel time to make our way there and back, we returned from the trip feeling energized and inspired by the commitment of the individuals we met.
On July 18, I met with Oregon Representative Suzanne Bonamici to discuss EPIC’s recommendations on how to strengthen the impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Representative Bonamici serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and played a lead role in the passage of the bipartisan ESSA, which replaces No Child Left…Details
A recent report by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) indicates the importance of a comprehensive AP policy approach at the state level. The policy analysis describes how in states with well-developed AP initiatives—AdvanceKentucky being one example—participating students were more likely than their peers to graduate high school, attend a postsecondary institution the following…Details
My name is Greg Hopper-Moore, and I am a project administrator at EPIC. Recently, I had the good fortune to be able to visit Xi’an, China, for two weeks. Xi’an (pronounced “Shee-awn”) is home to over 8.5 million people, and 17 universities have multiple campuses in the metropolitan area. The city itself dates back over…Details
Left to right are Michael, Christine, Ross, Asilia, and Paul at AERA. EPIC staff members Ross Anderson, Paul Beach, Asilia Franklin, Christine Pitts, and Michael Thier presented at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. They participated in and attended roundtable, poster, and panel presentations for various areas of educational…Details
Earlier this month, the Education Trust published a new report, Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (available at https://edtrust.org/resource/meandering-toward-graduation/ or below). Wow, I love that descriptive verb meandering! But it certainly causes me to pause and seriously consider the implications of meandering in the lives and futures of our students. What interested…Details