Today's Newsletter: What the DeVos Hearings May Mean for Edtech

Today's Newsletter: What the DeVos Hearings May Mean for Edtech

Irrespective of how confirmation hearings go today for Betsy DeVos, I feel pretty certain we’re going to be hearing a lot more about charters, data, and personalized learning. This Wired post via the Hechinger Report is a good example: “A looming question is whether personalized learning that works in, say, a tight-knit, mission-driven charter school can be reliably translated into traditional district schools with many more students, less flexible schedules, keener standardized-test worries and cultures steeped in established ways of teaching and learning.” Dr. Giselle Huff makes the case in the Daily Beast: “The most lasting and fundamental ‘reform’ that Betsy DeVos and the new administration should champion is the elimination of the rigid, standardized, one-size-fits-all curriculum and its replacement with competency-based learning.” And Anthony Kim writes an open letter to DeVos in EdSurge:“Schools of education need to make changes to their curriculum to properly prepare teachers to meet the needs of student of a different generation and a new workforce.”

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