We can learn something new every day when we open our minds, explore, observe, question, and reflect. I was able to see this process in action recently when I visited a local school.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Report released today shows minor changes for Alabama – revealing some improvements compared to the nation, but also concerning trends. Nationwide, the results show little change in student performance since 2015.
A+ College Ready partnered with the Alabama Governor’s office and the Governor’s Computer Science Task Force to co-host the state’s first-ever Computer Science Education (CSE) Summit in Montgomery. Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of Code.org, opened the summit as its keynote speaker.
A+ has joined with six peer organizations across the South to release an important report bringing new attention to improving education in our states. Accelerating the Pace: The Future of Education in the American South calls for us in Alabama and neighboring states to move faster to close achievement gaps between more affluent students and their historically disadvantaged classmates.
In 2018, A+ will continue to set its sights on building a World Class Education System for Alabama. While 2017 was full of challenges, they have created new opportunities to improve and provide more support to students and their teachers across Alabama.