A new report from the Aurora Institute examines the top 10 K-12 education policy issues that have surfaced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report, Education Policy Issues for the COVID-19 Era: Policy Actions and Responses to Leverage the Moment for Future Readiness, offers insight into effecting high-level systematic change for the future of teaching and learning.
“Calls for a redesigned education system are growing in number and volume,” says Susan Patrick, Aurora Institute President and CEO and report co-author. “In this unprecedented time, we will do well to acknowledge that our long and firmly held beliefs about school, teaching, and learning will never be the same again. Our educators and students have a daunting year ahead as the pandemic persists. We are fortunate to have the liberty to seize the moment, share strategic guidance on education policy issues to rewrite the narrative, and fundamentally reshape this public good.”
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K-12 system leaders report that they are both contending with and leveraging the following 10 issues to transform schooling:
1. Using Blended, Competency-Based Learning as an Entry Point for Innovation
2. Moving Away from Seat Time Credits to Awarding Credit Based on Demonstrated Mastery