Welcome to the first 2020 edition of The Source, a digital magazine focused on education thought leadership. To kick off the decade, we are changing a few things about how we deliver thoughtful practitioner-based digital content to you. We remain your trusted source for information, perspectives, and insights into education, and in The Source you will continue to find practical advice and information to take back to your institutions to use and share. But we are broadening our scope to bring you more variety in each edition from institutions around the globe.
I think often about the changes the next decade will bring. Society influences changes in education and education influences changes in society. In this edition, we look at 3 Societal Trends that will impact education in the decade ahead and at Fair and Equitable Grading. Helping School Leaders Address Blind Spots, delves into the value of accreditation to do more than certify school quality, but to also help education leaders verify assumptions, pinpoint blind spots, and make continuous improvements they might not otherwise.
Perhaps you appreciate the value of quality school standards but are wondering how to pull together disparate data, build culture and take action for your improvement. Continuous Improvement Beyond Compliance is a case study of one school district in New Mexico that uses improvement practices to drive a common sense of purpose. We will be bringing you more case studies so you can see how other institutions with various strengths and challenges are making a difference in the lives of students.
Getting STEM right requires more than focusing on the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. These 6 Myths About STEM Education can help you strengthen approaches by challenge assumptions and broadening your perspective. Have you thought about making the library the center of improvement? In a story about Putting Libraries at the Center of Improvement learn to build student engagement by making learning materials relevant. We have included a Student Engagement Q&A in this edition to help answer some of your questions about why student engagement is so important to learning. And as always, we have included Suggested Reading to whet your appetite to learn more.
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