How the Trump Administration Should Lead on Education (From Forbes) Should Americans expect the incoming Donald Trump Administration to have much impact on the nation’s schools? President-elect Donald J. Trump and Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos will soon find themselves setting the national dialogue on education. They will be [Read More...]
Chancellor Wilson’s Brightly-Lit Road to Succeeding with the DC Public Schools The inspired choice of Antwan Wilson as new chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) brings to light several factors which should go a long way toward supporting his success in the dynamic education landscape of the Nation’s [Read More...]
Robinson or Schaffer Would Have Strong Impact as Education Secretary The leader President-elect Donald Trump selects to be Education Secretary will reveal a great deal about his administration’s priorities, and potential, to meaningfully influence American public education.   Two candidates, Gerard Robinson and Bob Schaffer, whose names appear on recent versions [Read More...]
What LELA Taught Me About Managing Systemic Change in Education I did not fully grasp what was ahead of me when I sent in my application to become part of the third Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowship. Was this another advertising scheme? Did I just win $10,000,000 from Ed [Read More...]
Will Congress Fund Personalized Learning This Year? What is the status of important funding decisions for personalized learning, such as the new Student Support and Academic Achievement block grant (Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act), Title I and other ed-tech funding sources and programs? [Read More...]
What Does a Reinvented High School Model for 2016 Look Like? The excitement around this month’s “XQ: The Super School Project” announcement created a contagious buzz around ten highly innovative high school models across the country.  The ten winning schools were each awarded $10 million to execute their forward-facing [Read More...]
New Evidence That Personalized Learning Can Produce Powerful Results Education Elements, a Silicon Valley-based consultancy emerging as a national leader in the design and implementation of personalized learning, is out with fresh, forceful evidence that well-designed, effectively implemented, pedagogically driven personalized learning can yield inspiring educational outcomes. Education  [Read More...]
DC’s Charter Sector Drives Academic Gains Citywide Students in the Nation’s Capital continue to make relatively strong achievement gains, according to results announced this week on the PARCC assessment.  But despite this progress, only about one in four students overall performed on grade level as aligned with [Read More...]
Right Topic, Wrong Question: Blended Learning In The EdNext Poll Education Next’s new annual poll purports to show lackluster and declining interest in blended learning.  However, the wording of the poll’s blended learning question is essentially about how much computer usage high schoolers should have during instruction.   To truly gauge [Read More...]
Improving Virginia’s School Standards to Support Achievement and Innovation August 23, 2016 Submitted to the Virginia Board of Education, Committee on the Standards of Quality   President Cannaday and Members of the Virginia Board of Education, We are writing to provide the input of the Lexington Institute as the [Read More...]
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