Exploration of the digital age in Schooling (Source: The Atlantic, April, 2015)

On April 25, 2015, in Blended Learning, News & Events, School Reform, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

From The Atlantic comes a new exploration of classroom use of technology and what it means for student’s future careers and personal lives. Find the full article, written by Alia Wong, here.

Learning Time in America (Source; ECS, Spring, 2015)

On April 20, 2015, in K-12, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From the Education Commission of the States comes a comprehensive report that assesses current trends trying to reform the School Year, exploring the dynmaics of student learning times and pubic policies of the states. Find the full report here. 

School Management reformation under the Project Ke Au Hou Reform

On April 2, 2015, in News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

HEPC gives an overview of 1990’s School Community Based Management, a school management reform project aimed at fostering school independence, collaboration within the school, and recognizing the value of the community. Is it time to try it again?? The Project Ke Au Hou Reform Model  

State-Level English Language Learner Policies discussed by ECS and National Experts (Source: ECS)

On March 25, 2015, in English Language Learners, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From the Education Commission of the States comes a new policy brief that discusses the current state of ELL policies across the nation. Discussion from a Dec, 2014 meeting of experts and the ECS includes issues such as Finance, Identification and Reclassification, Education Quality, Pre-K Services, and Parent and Family Involvement. Find the full PDF […]

Competency & Project Based Education Framework

On March 5, 2015, in Accountability, K-12, School Reform, by Jim Shon

Competency and project based learning policy paper Basic Policy Questions There are many complex layers to implementing competency-based and project-based learning, including creation of authentic assessments. This paper focuses on analysis and strategies that might be considered without needing to completely dismantle the current public school system. The kind of school. Is there a difference […]

Competency Based Credentials: A Trend on the Rise.

On January 29, 2015, in Higher Education, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From The Atlantic comes an investigation looking at the rising trend of Occupational Certifications, and the decline of the traditional university degree. Find it here.

HEPC’s Analysis of CBAs in Regards to School Empowerment

On January 5, 2015, in Accountability, Collective Bargaining, K-12, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

HEPC Director Jim Shon has recently conducted an analysis of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement for seeking how much decision making power it gives to schools and personnel. HEPC’s Analysis of CBAs RE; School Empowerment

HEPC Analyzes BOR Policies Regarding School Empowerment

On December 3, 2014, in Accountability, Financing, Hawaii Board of Education, K-12, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

In 2002, HEPC conducted an analysis of Hawaii BOR policies when it comes to school empowerment. After revisiting them, we have found them to be still applicable to many of today’s policies. Take a look! HEPC- Analyzing BOE Policies RE School Empowerment

NYC small school project shows promising results.

On October 18, 2014, in Accountability, Charter Schools, Higher Education, K-12, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From NPR, a recent project done by MDCR, funded by the Gates Foundation, which enrolls 100 students per grade shows promising results in getting students to enroll in college. Read the full article here.

Chicago to make Community College free.

On October 18, 2014, in Higher Education, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From Inside Higher Ed, an article which explores Chicago’s recent decision to supply scholarships to Community Colleges for select High school graduates. Read the full article here.

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