Sec DeVos Refrains From Asking For Waiver of Major IDEA Provisions

Sec DeVos Refrains From Asking For Waiver of Major IDEA Provisions

Several school districts and education organizations pushed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to request waivers for major provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In a report sent to Congress this week, Secretary DeVos did request minor easing of some administrative deadlines but refrained from gutting provisions that some complained were impossible…

What If School Were Something Different?

What If School Were Something Different?

Personalized learning. Personalization. Student-centered learning. An alternative to one-size-fits-all education. What do these buzz words mean? The Aurora Institute (formerly the International Association for K-12 Online Learning or iNACOL) defines personalized learning as: “Tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs, and interests–including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn–to provide flexibility…

Choice Disrupted

Choice Disrupted

Ohio law requires that school districts provide transportation to eligible private and charter school students. It’s that transportation that helps families choose education options beyond the traditional district school assigned to their child. While transportation by districts is required, it’s not always provided in a student- or family-friendly way. For one Columbus mom, enough was…