Top 5 Education Policy Issues in 2015

classroom1. School readiness for all – In order for children to be ready to begin attending school, it is important that they have mastered their motor skills, socialization skills, and other educational skills. State leaders are looking for high quality early learning programs for younger kids.

2. Experiential and work-based learning – In order to attain career-readiness, students must be in environments where they are using their critical thinking and communication skills. Internships, community service learning, and paid work opportunities would all be ways to connect  students to the workforce.

3. Academic success for at-risk populations – Supportive instruction along with continuous assessments are vital for at risk students. Individualized/personalized education based on students’ will enhance learning.

4. Innovative state accountability systems –  The main point here is to have systems in place that focus on preparing graduating students for college and their future careers. This includes focus on closing skill gaps, and having interventions for low performing students. With more focus on systems and standards, graduation rates could also increase.

5. Advance attainment of degrees, certificates, and high-quality credentials – By 2018, about two thirds of jobs will require a post-secondary credential or degree (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce). Policymakers and education officials will be focusing on providing first-rate post-secondary education for students.

These five education policies are geared toward giving students the best education in order for them to be prepared for their future careers. A few points that these policies hit on were helping students at risk, by offering personalized education based on their needs. ScootPad’s platform is designed to offer completely personalized education to all students based on their specific needs.

The article also mentioned providing a form of intervention for low performing students in order to resolve their educational issues. At ScootPad, we reinforce proactive intervention in order to have at risk students master the concepts they’re struggling in before they fall too far behind.


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