Aurora Institute Calls for Major Changes to K-12 Education

Aurora Institute Calls for Major Changes to K-12 Education

April 9, 2020

Last week, the Aurora Institute released “its broad-based education policy agenda” in two documents—one focusing on state policy actions and another outlining federal policy priorities to accelerate education innovation. The agenda includes “a set of 15 recommendations to make the nation’s education system fit for purpose, including a special recommendation to ensure continuity of learning—made particularly relevant by the current COVID-19 school closures.” The Aurora Institute cites ESSA as well as the Innovative Assessment Demonstration pilot program, Perkins V, and a “slate state policy and practice opportunities” as providing lawmakers and education decision-makers with “levers to move our education system from what it is to what it could be.”