Posts Tagged ‘ education reform ’

Competitive?

http://www.thegatesnotes.com/Topics/Education/World-Class-Education-Photo-Gallery

Even if you are suspicious of using high-stakes tests as a benchmark of national progress, this dataset showing high school and college graduation rates, college readiness and investment per student should be a wake-up call for us.

Collaboration

http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/03/ideas-bank/we-need-a-new-language-for-the-collaborative-age?goback=%2Egde_836_member_237922670

What are the implications of social media for the future of education? As Nilofer Merchant says in her Wired magazine article, our descriptors must change, but so too must our methodologies. The better districts will become truly collaborative and inclusive. No longer will parents and families be simply “customers”, but rather “collaborators”, “contributors”…”educators”! Those districts will move away from the assembly line processes of traditional education and toward a more organic and agile delivery system.