Education reform aims to advance policy that maximizes student achievement. It frequently focuses on learning in K-12 public schools, but can also encompass higher education, adult education and job training.
How do we bolster a public education system that lags too far behind other developed nations in reading, math and science? How do we achieve educational equity among students regardless of gender, culture or economic background? How do we develop and implement effective STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula to prepare students to succeed in the growing tech economy?
Those are just a few of the questions invigorating our national discussion on education. Many factors, from teacher education and certification to school infrastructure investment, from technology integration to bilingual education, have roles to play in educating citizens who can succeed and make meaningful contributions to our local, national and global communities.