The word "innovation" seems to be in everyone's lexicon these days; it's even turning up as part of new education job titles in school districts and states. The ideas that undergird it are animating a growing movement that's spurring new policies, programs, and products that carry with them the potential to transform how students learn and how schools operate. This special report, produced with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, examines the education marketplace and new approaches to schooling that are changing K-12. For continuing coverage of business trends and emerging models in education, visit our Industry and Innovation page.
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March 29, 2 p.m. ET: Beyond Seat-Time Requirements
Some states are transitioning from seat-time requirements to competency-based education, which allows students to receive credit based on what they know, instead of how much time they spend in class. Yet concerns remain about doing away with seat-time requirements.
March 23, 3 p.m. ET: Learning to Identify and Understand K-12 Innovation
Everywhere you turn in K-12 education these days, it seems that someone somewhere is trying to do something “innovative.” But how much of that work lives up to the word’s meaning? Our chat guests will discuss how to understand which new approaches are truly revolutionary, and which aren’t.
- Fort Worth Independent School District, Forth Worth, TX
- Richland School District One, Columbia, SC
- Chief Information Officer and Special Projects Manager
- Randolph Public Schools, MA
- Modern & Classical Languages Department Chair
- New Trier Township High School District 203, Winnetka, IL
- Dean of Students
- Diman Regional Vocational-Technical High School, Fall River, MA