What does the future hold for education? This issue of the State Education Standard challenges state policymakers and others to imagine a range of possible futures in education and to ask the “what if” questions to shape policies that can help ensure students have the opportunities to enter their own futures with confidence.
The Future of…
ESSA provides fresh impetus to amend recently minted teacher evaluation systems or revise them altogether.
By Matthew P. Steinberg
Florida and Illinois light on strategies to ensure that students receive high-quality civic learning that transcends the classroom.
By Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg
Assessing Social and Emotional Learning
States that support students’ development of a holistic set of skills may see benefits across a wide range of student outcomes.
By Samuel H. Rikoon, Meghan W. Brenneman, and Kevin T. Petway II
K-12 Computer Science Instruction
Five actions states can take to help all students learn computer science and explore computing careers.
By Gene Bottoms and Kirsten Sundell
States must find their own way to addressing low-performing schools, with only a few guideposts from research to date.
By Dan Aladjem
Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities
States that are building room for personalized learning into their education systems should ask how new policies address the needs of students with disabilities.
By Maria Worthen
Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Virtual reality technology may be on the cusp of widespread adoption in K-12 settings.
By Amelia Vance