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The field of education is constantly innovating as schools across the country search for the best ways to improve learning for each student. On the TLA Blog, The Learning Accelerator team and guest experts investigate and help you navigate the latest research, commentary, and useful tools to push the field forward.

Ensuring Quality EdTech Investments: Two Questions For System Leaders

by Michael Ham on February 23 2024

September marks a turning point for the K-12 sector. Since March 2020, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund has infused billions of dollars into school systems to aid pandemic recovery efforts designed to accelerate...

Supporting Students with SEL Strategies

by Ashley Fellows on February 9 2024

As we’re approaching assessment season and spring breaks, students find themselves caught in a whirlwind of emotions surrounding time away from traditional schedules and a break from their studies. In my time as a teacher and school leader, I...

To Help Teachers Survive the Next Few Weeks, Focus on Creativity

by Beth Holland on December 14 2023

The holiday season brings both happiness and hardship. The three-week period between Thanksgiving and the winter break is marked by celebrations as well as disrupted schedules. While some students become exuberant in their anticipation of vacations,...

Helping Educators and Leaders Surface What Works, For Whom, and Under What Conditions 

by Violet Ford on November 29 2023

Over the past few years, the context of education has dramatically changed as schools and systems grapple with the ongoing ramifications of emergency remote learning, lost instruction time, a growing student well-being crisis, and educator...

Catalyzing Collective Change Toward More Equitable Edtech Systems

by Michael Ham on November 17 2023

Edtech can be a powerful tool in any school system’s efforts for equity when implemented effectively. However, rapidly changing technologies and slow-moving systems have led many schools and systems to report challenges in realizing this potential....

Engaging 3 Key Groups for Equity in Edtech

by Jin-Soo Huh on November 10 2023

When implemented thoughtfully and equitably, edtech has the power to accelerate learning and address persistent disparities. While academic edtech tools can make learning more inclusive and responsive to students’ interests and needs, edtech...

Using Data to Advocate for Equitable Practices

by Violet Ford on August 28 2023

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” – John Lewis At The Learning Accelerator (TLA), we are working to advance a research-informed vision for...

Vote for TLA Submissions at SXSW EDU 2024

by Lacey Gonzales on August 9 2023

It’s that time of year again! The public voting period for SXSW EDU’s PanelPicker has arrived, and we would appreciate your help in bringing The Learning Accelerator (TLA) back to Austin, TX. As you consider sessions to support this year, please...

Examining Power Across Remote Organizations

by Shanice Maxwell and Stephen Pham on July 10 2023

Before COVID-19, remote work was the exception, not the rule. Working in person was the standard, and guidance on developing organizational culture was limited to in-person environments, including work focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion...

3 Ways to Improve Accessibility in Virtual Learning Environments

by Nate Kellogg on June 30 2023

For students with disabilities, accessibility is a critical issue, but technology has played a significant role in improving access and working to ensure all students get what they need. Given assistive technology’s effect on improving...
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