How ESSA fails our students

While the new law is a step in the right direction, according to some ESSA leaves much to be desired

We’ve gone on record saying that we, at Thrivist, are fans of the new education law, ESSA. That doesn’t mean that we don’t welcome opposing viewpoints and opinions and we came across just that a few days ago and thought it would be worth pressing into.

We found this article on US News & World Report printed from The Conversation.

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When Educators Become Students

What happens when educators become students?

In one of our recent blog posts, we compared learning in the classroom to a visit to the doctor's office (Prescription for Learning) recognizing that we all come to either place with our own needs that are unique to each of us. Continuing that train of thought, I would like to discuss what it might look like if schools became more personalized. I hope by sharing ideas, a conversation might evolve that helps us all move forward on this personalized learning journey.

Let's begin with the learning environment and the antiquated practice of seat time to determine school funding and student grade progression. By now, I would venture to say that most educators know that seat time has nothing to do with learning and is an outdated practice considering the technology and resources available to us today.

Acknowledging this issue is not where the problem lies.

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