Has Public Education Lost its Way?

On February 26, 2017, in Civic Education and Citizenship, K-12, School Reform, STEM, by Jim Shon

We have some great teachers and great public schools.  But are old ideas and structures holding us back?   LOSING OUR WAY IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

Successor to No Child Left Behind, Every Child Succeeds Act, Released. (Source; EdWorkforce, Dec 15)

On December 9, 2015, in K-12, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

The White House has released its follow up to No Child Left Behind, the Every Child Succeeds Act. The 1000 page Act can be found online here.  

Report on ECS Denver 2015 Conference

On July 28, 2015, in Civic Education and Citizenship, News & Events, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

Earlier this month, HEPC Director, Jim Shon, attended the annual Education Commission of the States Conference held in Denver. Read his summary and analysis of the conference. Report on ECS Denver 2015 Conference

Exploring Principal Evaluation Criteria (Source: Education Week, July, 2015)

On July 21, 2015, in K-12, School Reform, by Shannon Hillman

From Education Week comes a look at leadership, and in particular Principal Evaluations, exploring current models for evaluations and a pilot method currently being trialed.  Take a look at their PDF Education Week- Principal Evaluations

STEM in the classroom (Source: Education Week, June 2015)

On June 8, 2015, in K-12, School Reform, STEM, by Shannon Hillman

From Education Week comes a collection of reports focusing on STEM in the classroom. Articles include recent trends, new innovations in the field and partnerships with new sources. Find the full report here.

Interview with Deborah Crown: Project Based Learning (Source: ThinkTech Hawaii, April 2015

On May 23, 2015, in K-12, School Reform, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

  Guest Host Dr. Deborah Crown speaks with Dr. Thomas Kohler (Assistant Professor of Marketing, Hawaii Pacific University) and students Ken Rossi and Adria Bomas about the benefits of project based learning. Find the Youtube interview here.

Interview with Boyce Brown: Education in America (Source: ThinkTech Hawaii, March, 2015)

On May 23, 2015, in Hawaii State Legislature, School Reform, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

  Meet Local boy, world traveler ,author, activist and educator Boyce Brown. Currently involved as a aid in the Hawaii Legislature, Mr. Brown joins us to discuss his newest book, “A Policy History of Standards-Based Education in America”/ Peter Lang Publishers. Find the Youtube interview here.

Interview With Carl Ackerman: Student Centered Partnerships (Source: ThinkTech Hawaii, March 2015

On May 23, 2015, in School Reform, Think Tech, by Shannon Hillman

On today’s Think Tech education program, live streaming from noon, host Jim Shon speaks our guest will be Dr. Carl Ackerman, who directs Punahou’s summer program: PUEO (Partnerships in Unlimited Education Opportunities) for disadvantaged public school students.  Carl has taught history for over 30 years in Hawaii, started a nonprofit for service learning, and now […]

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.

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