Working to educate federal policymakers on the need to transform the nation's education systems, iNACOL and the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) jointly hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill late last month. Following several visits with Members of Congress, the briefing convened more than 50 staffers for an overview of competency-based education, its growth across the country and key policy issues that support it.
- Susan Patrick, President and Chief Executive Officer, iNACOL
- Maria Worthen, Vice President for Federal & State Policy, iNACOL
- Latoya Dixon, Director, Office of School Transformation, South Carolina Department of Education
- Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer, KnowledgeWorks
- Kelly Brady, Director, Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning, Idaho State Department of Education
- Bill Zima, Superintendent of Schools, Regional School Unit 2, Maine
The briefing was an opportunity for policymakers to examine whether the K-12 educational system in the United States is “fit for purpose” and supports the goals of preparing every student for future success in the workforce, as well as in their personal and professional lives. By bringing together national experts and state and district leaders, this forum highlighted the growth of CBE in state policy, the benefits of CBE, and promising practices taking hold around the country. CBE also enables opportunities for states to align K-12 education with postsecondary education systems and the workforce.
AYPF has compiled several resources from the convening, which you are free to use and share, including: