Tag: education innovation

The long-term shifts taking place in American K-12 education

American K-12 education was doing quite poorly before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparisons to other nations on international exams, American schools spent lavishly but scored poorly. Now matters are worse. The Stanford Educational Opportunity Project recently measured change in reading scores by school district between 2019 and[Read More…]

Funding all students through education savings accounts: a vision for the future

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on realcleareducation.com. The author, Jude Schwalbach, is an education policy analyst at Reason Foundation. After an Arizona citizens’ referendum failed to block the state’s massive expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts last month, the Grand Canyon State now leads the nation in education customization. Arizona’s education savings account[Read More…]

Indiana nonprofit uses $8.3 million state education grant to clear college roadblocks for more than 1,000 high school Hoosiers

Kevin Teasley loves success stories. That’s because he has plenty of them to tell. There’s the student who was on the verge of dropping out of school, only to graduate from high school with a college degree. Then there’s the academically gifted student who started taking college courses at age[Read More…]

With KaiPod, parents decide what their children learn

Editor’s note: This article from Kerry McDonald, a senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, appeared Saturday on the foundation’s website. Curriculum battles in public schools across the U.S. have reached a fever pitch in recent years, with parents and politicians fighting about what children should and should not be[Read More…]

podcastED: Florida Virtual School teacher innovates to help students master world language instruction

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Caroline Tevlin, an elementary school Spanish teacher who customizes her students’ education by tapping into their individual learning styles. Tevlin transitioned to teaching online after working in a traditional school setting for six years. Four years into her experience at[Read More…]

Former public school teacher offers advice for starting a microschool

Amy Marotz’s decision to start a microschool began the way such decisions have begun for others: She became a parent. The former educator, who taught English at a charter school for low-income students in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, toured her zoned district elementary school when it was time to enroll[Read More…]

Could employer-based microschooling be the newest workplace perk?

Editor’s note: This commentary from Kerry McDonald, senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, appeared Friday on the foundation’s website. When Elon Musk created a small school for his children and some of his SpaceX employees on the company’s California campus, he created a spark that could just[Read More…]

Science center in the Ozarks reinvents itself, wins $1 million prize to continue offering education choice to families

Two years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic began shuttering childcare centers nationwide, a Springfield, Missouri, center that had been providing STEM education activities faced a critical decision. Should it close, or should it attempt to fill the area’s childcare gap? The team at The Discovery Center voted to stay open.[Read More…]