Tag: K-12 innovation

Innovation academy’s specialized training will prepare students regardless of post-high school path

As leaders across the nation have suggested college isn’t the only path to success, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pointing to high school certification programs as the means to earning high wages while escaping the heavy debt burden of college graduates. The Florida Legislature over the past two years[Read More…]

KaiPod Learning offers flexible span of educational opportunities, endless choice for families

Originally tagged “pandemic learning pods,” as though once the COVID-19 emergency had passed, so would these traditional education alternatives, the micro-school phenomenon appears ready to shed its born-of-the-moment modifier. No longer regarded as the educational equivalent of mushrooms after a thunderstorm — ephemeral and generally undesirable — learning pods have[Read More…]

Why some in education are able to transform learning for kids and others are stuck

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, appeared last week on forbes.com. While thousands of the nation’s school systems were paralyzed by the pandemic, and some even bullied by teachers unions in the midst of it, in many communities, innovative schools, parent groups and other[Read More…]

Breaking the student transport bottleneck: Rethinking $15 million fines for schools seeking alternate ways to get kids to school

Last week, we introduced you to an epic Twitter thread from trucking executive Ryan Peterson. The thread explained that a record number of unloaded cargo container ships were anchored off the coast of California, a situation that can be attributed to an idiotic rule that prohibits stacking more than two[Read More…]

PodcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews education innovator Tom Arnett

In this episode, Tuthill talks with a senior research fellow in education for the Christensen Institute whose work focuses on studying innovations that amplify educator capacity, documenting barriers to K-12 innovation, and identifying disruptive innovations in education. Tuthill and Arnett discuss the future of public education and the various “blended[Read More…]