Former executive director for the Gates Foundation, Tom Vander Ark, wrote a piece for Forbes that plugged both competency-based education (CBE) and personalized learning. Shane Vander Hart points out five problems with what he suggests.
54 college-bound, inner-city high school seniors in California were surveyed to determine how those students perceive their college readiness during Common Core’s implementation.
It appears that North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kristen Baesler learned the wrong lesson about the number of homeschoolers doubling in her state.
Shane Vander Hart makes three observations about U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech at the American Enterprise Institute event, Bush-Obama school reform: lessons learned, on January 16, 2018.
Jane Robbins: In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or “digital transcript.”
The Atlantic featured a sponsored post called “The K-12 Classroom Experience in the Age of Personalized Learning” and it is rather eye-opening (in a disturbing way).
Jane Robbins: True learning requires structure, repetition, and work, not just ability to mimic something that pops up once on a screen before moving on to the next.
Shane Vander Hart: There are lots of questions, few answers, and little evidence that personalized learning will bring about greater student achievement.