Colleges consider overhauling grading system for freshmen [Hull] + items re: “Ungrading” & “Alternative grading”

Colleges consider overhauling grading system for freshmen to ease transition to higher learning — from mercurynews.com by Kate Hull Supporters say ‘ungrading’ could result in […]

Unbundled: Designing Personalized Pathways for Every Learner [Nate McClennen & Co.]

Unbundled: Designing Personalized Pathways for Every Learner — from gettingsmart.com by Nate McClennen “with contributions from the Getting Smart team and numerous friends and partners […]

Education is about to radically change: AI for the masses [McClennen & Dené Poth]

Education is about to radically change: AI for the masses — from gettingsmart.com by Nate McClennen and Rachelle Dené Poth Key Points: AI already does […]

Words of wisdom from The Chronicle’s Goldie Blumenstyk

Subject: The Edge: Today’s Issues in Schools; Tomorrow’s Higher-Ed Challenges Excerpts: Issues like chronic absenteeism in big urban and rural districts, the impact of classroom shootings on kids, […]

DC: Here’s another example of the need for Design Thinking as we rethink a cradle-to-grave learning ecosystem

From DSC: Below is another example of the need for Design Thinking as we rethink a cradle-to-grave learning ecosystem. The United States Needs a Comprehensive […]

Any politician about to vote on significant education-related policies, laws, etc. must first teach or observe for at least a month [Christian]

From DSC: For me, I wish politicians and legislators would stay out of the way and let public and private educators make the decisions. But […]

Interesting conversations/brainstorming here: An Award-Winning Vision for A School of the Future

DC: Interesting conversations/brainstorming here: An Award-Winning Vision for A School of the Future | Tech & Learning#future #education #designthinking #innovation #change #learningecosystems https://t.co/Ordaqn63Zq — Daniel […]

Maybe the types of learning going on during the pandemic weren’t captured on standardized tests. [Christian]

14 charts this year that helped us better understand COVID’s impact on students, teachers, & schools — from the 74million.org by  Kevin Mahnken Excerpt: By […]

Reflections on “Michigan flags 112 low-performing schools for intensive intervention” + other K12-related items

Michigan flags 112 low-performing schools for intensive intervention — from mlive.com by Matthew Miller Excerpt: “These are the urban high minority districts, right? So they […]

These two articles say it’s time for some new experiments within K-12

To Combat Learning Loss, Schools Need to Overhaul the Industrial-Age Paradigm — from educationnext.org by Frederick Hess The decline in academic gains may be steeper, […]

Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students [DiPierro & Mitchell]

Hidden toll: Thousands of schools fail to count homeless students — from by Amy DiPierro and Corey Mitchell Federal law promises homeless children an equal […]

Stephen Downes’ reflection on “Every Student Needs a Learning Coach” [McClennen]

Stephen Downes’ reflection on “Every Student Needs a Learning Coach” — from by Nate McClennen Excerpt (from Stephen): The key to making this happen, I […]

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