student achievement

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Bored High School Pupil Slumped On Desk In Classroom
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It’s Past Time for a K-12 Redesign

K-12 public education, already in crisis pre-COVID-19, is on a steep downward trajectory — with the severe lack of instruction time, staggering learning loss, alarming dropout numbers, and serious student disengagement. With half of the schools closed nationwide a full year without providing in-person instruction, and only returning with reduced instruction hours despite heaps of additional funding, it’s overdue time for a K-12 redesign. Read More ›
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money printing process concept illustration
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More Money Can’t Solve the K-12 Education Crisis

Money can’t buy happiness. Nor can pumping excessive money into our K-12 public education system buy student achievement. But people will still try, and when it doesn’t produce the desired outcome, they will try again, setting the threshold of required money higher than before. And, so the insane cycle repeats itself — again and again and again. Read More ›
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Portrait of teenage African-American boy doing homework or studying at home while sitting at desk with father helping him
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Homeschool Explosion

In years past, homeschool families were the target of jokes. This year, however, they became the envy of traditional school families, who watched them seamlessly cruise through the COVID-19 pandemic with little disruption to their family schedule or student learning. 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 ›
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The used medical face mask hangs on the wood lecture chairs in the empty classroom. Concept during the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic in the 2020s. Back to school concept.
The used medical face mask hangs on the wood lecture chairs in the empty classroom. Concept during the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic in the 2020s. Back to school concept.

Perfect Time for a K-12 Redesign

K-12 public education, already in crisis pre-COVID-19, is on a steep downward trajectory — with the severe lack of instruction time, staggering learning loss, alarming dropout numbers, and serious student disengagement. With half of the schools closed nationwide, just six weeks shy of a full year of no in-person instruction, it's the perfect time for a K-12 redesign. Read More ›
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portrait of a group of asian elementary school children
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Why Do Singapore Students Outperform the Rest of the World?

Research reveals that the most significant influence on student academic achievement is the quality of the teacher in the classroom. Singapore has the highest performing children in the world. Is it possible they have the best teachers? What is Singapore doing dramatically different that the U.S. can emulate? Read More ›