Monday, February 6, 2017

Educational Links 2/7/17

Heroes on a Learning Adventure

Assistive technology

The World Has Changed, Why Haven’t Our Schools?

'Schools are unique – a one-size-fits-all approach to improvement rarely works'

The Greening of Atlanta’s Schools

Regulations Are Strangling Charter Schools

Panic struck the education establishment over the election of President Donald Trump and his selection of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos for U.S. secretary of education. There was fear that she would preside over a dramatic expansion of nontraditional forms of education, including charter schools. But even senators who opposed DeVos' nomination concede that charters have become mainstream in the education world. While charters' continued expansion is important, it's also clear that their progress has come at a price. Charters are suffering from regulatory strangulation—not from foes, but from so-called friends. As a devoted advocate of charter schools, DeVos, once confirmed, could make her most important contribution to education by restoring sanity in charter school policy.

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