Lindsay Unified School District transitioned to a performance-based learning system and is seeing results—with a 92% graduation rate (compared to 73% prior to transitioning); 42% of graduates currently attend a four-year university (compared to 21% before); and over 70% of graduates of those students will have a degree within 6 years. With Lindsay High School being recognized for its accomplishments by the White House in Washington, D.C., ranking in the 99th percentile of schools in California that are drug-free, bully-free, alcohol-free, and learner-focused, one would have a hard time finding someone who didn’t view Lindsay Unified School District as not only one of the top school districts in Tulare County, or in the state, but, arguably, in the nation.
Lindsay Unified School District released a new book: Beyond Reform: Systemic Shifts Toward Personalized Learning.
MCIEA Accountability Principles
The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA) is creating a new school accountability model in Massachusetts that champions students, teachers and families. They adopted the following seven principles for creating a fair and effective accountability system:
Open Requests for Proposals
- The Barr Foundation is accepting proposals for their multi-year initiative to improve secondary outcomes for New England youth who are off track to graduate. Planning phase proposals are due February 15. Learn more here.
- KnowledgeWorks and Teach the Future launched the Imagine FutureEd Student Design Competition, open to 13-18 year old students. The competition challenges students to think creatively and critically about the future of education. The competition is open from February 20-March 27. Learn more and sign up here.