Connecting Credentials National Summit

As Aristotle said, we are “by nature a social animal.” We thrive on connections and partnerships. If this is true, and I do believe it is, then shouldn’t we be doing more to promote those partnerships across the chasms between K–12 and higher education? I am encouraged by the joint statement this month from the…

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Valley High School: Before and After Photos

We are currently working with Valley High School in Santa Ana, California, on an awareness campaign to redefine the school culture and perceptions. Leadership, students, and the community have collaborated to create values statements, rework the branding, change the look and feel of the campus, and communicate the message through a wide variety of methods…

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Nā Hopena A’o Learning Outcomes in Hawai’i

Departments of Education, districts, and schools should be paying attention to what is happening in Hawai’i in terms of supporting student learning outcomes that put community and culture first in their quest to ensure kids are career and college ready. While in Hawai’i presenting at the Hawai’ian Islands College Access Network conference, I was able to…

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Field Notes from Education City, Doha, Qatar

Along with Drs. Joanna Smith and Heather McClure of the University of Oregon, I recently spent 10 days exploring Education City, an international higher education hub in Doha, Qatar, on the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar has begun pursuing a national vision to transition its economy by 2030, from one based on the production of natural gas…

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From Accountability to Actionability: Making Sense of Multiple Measures (Policy Brief)

EPIC’s latest policy brief reviews promising practices from California districts as well as insights from research on multiple measures to provide recommendations that improve how California districts generate, present, and use data in their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs). LCAPs represent a promising shift in school accountability policy by requiring districts to develop strategic plans…

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