Raising the Bar: How Education Innovation Can Improve Student Achievement
On Thursday, February 14, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) held a hearing entitled “Raising the Bar: How Education Innovation Can Improve Student Achievement.”
A growing number of state and local leaders are working to redefine education in the 21st century, embracing technology and implementing creative reforms that help students customize their education. Initiatives such as blended learning, online classes, and virtual schools allow parents and educators to move away from outdated, ‘one-size-fits-all’ coursework and instead personalize curriculum to meet students’ unique needs.
This hearing provided members an opportunity to examine the ways these and other creative reforms are boosting student performance and strengthening the nation’s K-12 education system.
Text of the Testimony of John Bailey, Executive Director, Digital Learning Now