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State Leaders Are Turning to Students to Shape Education Policy

ED Surge

“We talk a lot about inequity in education and under-resourced schools,” Hill says, explaining that it’s important for the board to hear from the people living through these experiences—especially students. Even with the increase in student participation in education policy, 18 states lack any type of student engagement on their state boards.

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Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Education policy issues must be addressed first.

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System for Educational Transformation (SET)

A Principal's Reflections

The importance of evidence-based practices in K-12 education cannot be overstated. These practices are grounded in empirical research and data-driven insights, ensuring that instructional methods, curriculum choices, and educational policies are based on what has been proven to work.

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OPINION: Black principals play a key role in transforming education. We need more of them

The Hechinger Report

If educational leaders fully grasp the profound impact Black principals have on the Black teacher pipeline, they’ll push to increase the share of Black principals — who, for decades, have called for greater attention to Black teacher recruitment and retention.

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Elevating Youth Voice in Learner-Centered School Quality Systems

ED Surge

Support Network Engagement: Authentically involving youth in education policy creates opportunities for students of color to establish a supportive structure of peers and young leaders. Creating roles for students in education policy discussions can help ensure the system is serving the community's best interest.

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Computer Science Course Offerings in High School Spur More Students to Coding Degrees

ED Surge

Liu, who is an assistant professor of education policy at the University of Maryland at College Park, surmises that taking a class in computer science helps some students overcome popular misconceptions about coding. “It’s not surprising in some ways,” says the lead researcher on the study, Jing Liu.

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Diversity in College Classrooms Improves Grades for All Students, Study Finds

ED Surge

Greater levels of representation benefit students from all different backgrounds,” study co-author Nicholas Bowman, a professor of educational policy and leadership studies at the University of Iowa, told EdSurge. That was true for all students — and especially true for the minority and first-generation students themselves.