Recently, New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, visited Pittsfield to experience how student-centered learning is transforming the district's classrooms and leading to students, teachers, and parents who are engaged and excited to learn.
With school back in session across the country, focus is renewed on initiatives like student-centered learning and closing the achievement gap. How are the two related, and how can changes to both improve education for learners everywhere?
In our current K-12 system, too often students move to the next grade after showing only a minimal grasp of subject matter. Their promotion is driven not by their knowledge, but instead by semesters in a school calendar.