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Overcoming the challenges facing innovative learning models in K–12 education

October 21, 2019 AEI

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a report on overcoming the challenges facing innovative learning models in K-12 education through lessons learned from Teach to One.

Key Points

K–12 innovation has a fundamental paradox: Meaningful improvements to student outcomes require learning models that challenge the basic constructs of how classrooms operate—and yet, the more new education models do so, the harder they become for schools to adopt.

America’s K–12 schools tend to resist efforts to redesign the classroom due to underlying forces, including inflexible accountability policies, inadequate investment in developing innovative learning models, bureaucratic inertia, and balky procurement processes.  

Creating space for innovation in accountability policy, catalyzing investment to develop promising models, expanding ways to support early adopters of new learning models, and removing barriers to procurement are key to giving new models a chance to deliver for America’s kids.

Download the full report here.