10 school initiatives that never go away

More specifically, education technology initiative fatigue is spreading like wildfire, with many in the education sphere refusing to buy one more personalized computing device or another app without evaluating its staying-power and relevance.

Do the right work. “Hard to even know what the “right work” is anymore. #initiativefatigue” tweeted Principal Curt Rees.

“Is your school suffering from initiative fatigue? An implementation audit will help,” tweeted Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt.

Perhaps one reason educators are becoming tired of initiatives is because many initiatives have predecessors; predecessors that have barely gone cold before the new version is being implemented in every classroom.

In this eSchool News list, you’ll find a list of 10 initiatives currently in schools today, as well as their predecessors.

And while there are more specific initiatives that focus on topics such as school lunch, student health, dress codes, teacher evaluations, professional development, and the role of administrator, we made this list on a broad scale.

Take a look at the list and let us know what you think: Are there any initiatives we’re leaving out? Do you feel initiative fatigue? What do you think the next reiteration of some of these initiatives may be?

Leave your comments with the story or talk about it on Twitter at #eSNInitiatives—we’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Meris Stansbury

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