TLA Blog


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.

Perception, Exclusion, and Quality: Virtual Course Access Challenges for State Leaders

by Michael Ham and Nate Kellogg on February 22 2023

With support from the Walton Family Foundation, The Learning Accelerator (TLA) is exploring ways to support State Education Agencies (SEAs) in developing and strengthening virtual and hybrid learning models as part of a broader student-centered...

Big Ideas from Hop, Skip, Leapfrog: Leveraging Collaborative Leadership When Making Long- and Short-Term Financial Decisions

by Scott Milam on October 12 2021

Scott Milam is the co-founder and managing director of Afton Partners LLC, a professional services firm focused on forging an alignment between financial strategies and educational priorities. With over 25 years of experience providing management...

Big Ideas from Hop, Skip, Leapfrog: Advancing Mastery-Based Policies Post-COVID-19

by Karla Phillips-Krivickas on June 14 2021

Karla Phillips-Krivickas is the senior policy director for KnowledgeWorks and founder of Inclusive Strategies. A long-time advocate for innovation and personalization, especially on behalf of students with disabilities, Karla works with federal,...

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Lessons from Lindsay Unified School District

by Beth Holland on April 14 2020

Schools across the country (and around the world) are in the throes of responding to the challenges of remote learning as a result of the novel coronavirus crisis. For the moment, many schools might feel as though they are in survival mode, but...

Open Educational Resources: An Urgent Priority

by Beth Rabbitt on March 2 2020

Every child deserves a highly effective and equitable education that equips them with the mastery of rigorous academic standards, mindset, and other non-academic capacities they need to reach their full and unique potential. Engaging, rigorous...

State Profiles in Innovation

by Lisa Duty on October 31 2016

How Four States Are Advancing Blended and Personalized Learning Statewide Today we are releasing State Profiles in Innovation: How Four States Are Advancing Blended and Personalized Learning Statewide (“Profiles”). This new publication is produced...

Colorado Partnership Launches Community Collaboration for School Innovation Toolkit

by on February 2 2016

New framework catalyzes community input on 21st century education Cupertino, CA — February 2, 2016 — A unique partnership among the Colorado Department of Education, The Colorado Education Initiative, and The Learning Accelerator, today released an...

The Learning Accelerator Announces State-Level Partnership with Colorado

by on April 2 2015

Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Education Initiative Receive Investment to Accelerate Student-Centered Learning Cupertino, CA - April 2, 2015 – The Learning Accelerator, a nonprofit supporting the implementation of high-quality...

States Must Change, Too For Blended Learning

by Lisa Duty on March 17 2015

Schools around the country are taking steps to organize around students and engage in more personalized and blended learning strategies and approaches to learning. The creation of these new models is endowed with a spirit of discovery,...

Multi-State K–12 Collaborative Releases Request for Proposals for Open Educational Resources

by on November 19 2014

Request for developers to create free, openly licensed, mathematics and English language arts content aligned with State Standards Cupertino, CA - November 19, 2014 – The K–12 OER Collaborative, an initiative led by a group of 11 states with the...
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