advocacy that sounds delicious
THAT SOUNDS DELICIOUS: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a couple of studies for its Creating Sound Policy for Digital Learning working paper series. "Teachers in the Age of Digital Instruction," written by Public Impact co-directors Bryan and Emily Hassel, seeks to debunk the notion that tech and teachers is a zero-sum game, instead calling for educators to prepare a new breed of "revitalized" teachers to take full advantage of edtech offerings. (The shorter blog version describes tech and teachers mixing like peanut better and chocolate, which sounds great unless you're allergic.) "School Finance in the Digital Learning Era" from Paul Hill proposes a new system where public funding follows students, wherever and however they learn, whether it be at brick-and-mortar schools or through (accountable!) online providers.