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The K-12 Virtual & Hybrid Education Enrollment Explosion

Despite the haphazard low-quality remote instruction provided by public school districts spanning the past three school years, the demand for full-time virtual and hybrid learning options has grown strong. However, there are three key differences between what the districts provided on the fly, and what is growing in popularity among K-12 students. Read More ›
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Equity News Headlines Diversity Inclusion Social Issue Trend 3d Illustration
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‘Equity’ Is Eroding Education

“Equity” is dominating K-12 public education. The drive for equity has bypassed the traditional goal of education in our public schools. Equity is no longer about providing equal opportunity but forcing uniform performance outcomes. Read More ›
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sad kid with medical mask and backpack
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The New Norm in K-12 Public Schools

Student motivation has plummeted. Graduation rates have backslid. Absenteeism has skyrocketed. Student misbehavior is commonplace. Violence on campuses has soared. In short, student well-being is at crisis low levels. And canceled school days due to teacher mental health days and staff shortages are becoming commonplace. Read More ›
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Asian tourist man walking on the old and broken wood bridge
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What Will It Take to Put U.S. K-12 Education on a Better Path?

Parents want the student learning loss remedied. They are no longer satisfied with the ineffective one-size-fits-all approach. What will it take to make up for the learning loss and set the United States’ K-12 education system on a better trajectory? Read More ›
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Boat capsized
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The Ultimate Mission Drift

Operating at odds with its stated mission, the United States Department of Education is failing our children on every major front. Students aren’t receiving equal access to quality schools or a learning experience characterized by educational excellence. Read More ›
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Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom
Bored Female Teenage Pupil In Classroom

Dumbing Down K-12 Education

While 25 other nations outperform U.S. K-12 public school students academically, we tout data that ranks our students against other American students. States boast about outperforming other states. Districts flaunt two percent gains in graduation rates. Read More ›
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student's hand taking English test in class
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K-12 Redesign: Retooling Testing

Our K-12 schools are organized more like a swim meet focused on recording student placement results rather than a swim lesson devoted to student learning. What value are student assessment results if all students move on to the next lesson, concept, or skill regardless of whether mastery was achieved or not? Read More ›
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Two cute little girls sitting on a wooden platform by the river or lake dipping their feet in the water on warm summer day
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Summer is Essential

Historically, summer has been seen as essential to give students a needed break from school for extended family time and outdoor fun. However, we need to think about this summer differently. Read More ›
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School club education. Chemistry themed club. Discover and explore properties of substances together. Interests and topic club. Teacher and pupils test tubes in classroom. Older kids help younger
School club education. Chemistry themed club. Discover and explore properties of substances together. Interests and topic club. Teacher and pupils test tubes in classroom. Older kids help younger

K-12 Redesign: Achievement Instead of Time

The U.S. K-12 education system is designed based on time, not student achievement. Today too many students exit the system logging the required time but not meeting learning proficiencies. A redesign is warranted that promotes students based on their competency, not the school calendar. Read More ›