New Report: The Federal Role in Supporting 21st Century Educational Innovation
Posted by on November 3, 2008
Brookings report seeks federal innovation office for public education
A report from the Brookings Institution calls on the federal government to “change the game” in public education by creating a federal Office of Educational Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Department of Education. Written by Sara Mead of the New America Foundation and Andrew J. Rotherham of Education Sector, the report says such an office could “expand the boundaries of public education by scaling up successful educational entrepreneurs, seeding transformative educational innovations, and building a stronger culture to support these activities throughout the public sector.” The authors cite the achievement gap between poor and minority students and their more affluent peers, along with findings that American 15-year-olds perform less well than students in 23 other countries in math and in 11 other countries in reading.
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