Entries by Kristen


The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning at St. Andrew’s, in collaboration with individual faculty from Tufts University’s Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, will co-host the first Mind, Brain, and Whole Child Coaching Convening on November 20 and 21, 2019. Educators from early childhood to […]

Austin Chamber To Stage ‘Stage Of Education’ Event

The State of Education event at the Hilton Austin hotel on Thursday will explore how businesses help students prepare for the future. By Tony Cantu, Patch The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce will honor the Superintendent of the Year and recipients of its Business Champions in Education awards and District Awards for Educational Excellence this week. The State of Education event […]

Should Skills Training Replace Higher Education?

By Tom Vander Ark, Forbes With $1.5 trillion in college debt weighing down the economic trajectories of young Americans, many high school students and their families are considering career pathways over traditional liberal arts education. In response to widespread criticism and shrinking enrollments, retired Indiana University professor George Kuh said, “privileging short-term job training over demanding […]

Elevating Student Voice in Education

By Meg Benner, Catherine Brown, and Ashley Jeffrey Center for American Progress Introduction and summary Students have the greatest stake in their education but little to no say in how it is delivered. This lack of agency represents a lost opportunity to accelerate learning and prepare students for a world in which taking initiative and […]

Hassan introduces bill on college credit for high schoolers

By Associated Press New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan is leading a bipartisan effort to help more students earn college credit while still in high school. Hassan, a Democrat, recently introduced a bill co-sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana to create a federal grant program to support early college programs. The Fast Track To […]

Young wants more high schoolers to earn college credits

By Ripon Advance News Service U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) on Oct. 30 proposed a bipartisan bill that would give more American students the chance to earn college credits while they’re attending high school. “Our bill aims to provide resources so states can create a fast track pathway for students that includes access to advanced […]

In 20 years, Austin’s population will be 4.5M. Here’s what Austin will look like

By Terri Gruca, KVUE Every 20 years Austin’s population has doubled. That’s why KVUE started a series titled, “Boomtown 2040,” a campaign dedicated to reporting on the opportunities and the challenges of Austin’s growth. In the month of November, KVUE begins “Boomtown 2040 – Tomorrow’s ATX.” Over the next few weeks, KVUE will take a deep dive into […]

Education Reform Now National President Shavar Jeffries Releases Statement Praising New Fast Track Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Education Reform Now (ERN) National President Shavar Jeffries released the below statement on the “Fast Track To and Through College Act,” introduced today by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN). The bill authorizes competitive grants for states to develop Fast Track Pathways from high school to higher education, allowing […]

All4Ed President Deb Delisle Praises New Legislation to Rethink Twelfth Grade

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Fast Track To and Through College Act, a bill that would increase college completion and reduce college costs by allowing academically prepared high school students to take the equivalent of their freshman year of college free-of-charge during their senior year of high […]

What does it mean to be a 21st century leader?

By, Kellie Lauth, Denver Business Journal For organizations, the definition of success is changing. According to Deloitte’s 2018 Human Capital Trends report, financial success is just one piece of the puzzle. Today, organizations are also evaluated on their impact on society at large. Success also takes into account how leaders treat their employees, not just their […]