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.

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....

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...

Welcoming a New TLA Team Member, Shanice Maxwell

by Lacey Gonzales on April 25 2023

As spring transitioned into full swing, we had some celebrating in order at The Learning Accelerator (TLA)! We welcomed Shanice Maxwell as the Associate Director, Talent, Culture, and DEI Initiatives at TLA. A former educator who brings her...

Sustaining Equitable Edtech Use: TLA and MA DESE Kick Off a New Peer Learning Cohort

by Roshni Lakhi on November 2 2022

The unexpected and rapid switch to virtual learning during the pandemic led to a massive infusion of technology devices and online programs in school systems across the country. In the wake of this shift, education leaders and practitioners are now...

Our Response to the Uvalde, TX Shooting

by Beth Rabbitt on May 25 2022

At TLA, we work to ensure every child gets the education they need to reach their full and unique potential. This vision is simply impossible in a world where our students and educators cannot learn and work together without the looming threat and...

Welcoming the Newest TLA Team Members

by Samantha Artukovich on February 15 2022

As The Learning Accelerator closed out 2021 and welcomed a new year, we also got to celebrate the addition of several new teammates to the organization. These team members – with decades of experience, notable accomplishments, and demonstrated...

Applications Now Open to Join TLA’s Strategy Lab: Virtual & Hybrid Learning

by Nate Kellogg on December 1 2021

Last month, we announced an exciting new project at TLA, our Strategy Lab: Virtual & Hybrid Learning opportunity for districts and school systems across the United States. Today, we are excited to share that applications are now open for any...

Announcing TLA’s Virtual and Hybrid Learning Strategy Lab

by Beth Rabbitt & Nate Kellogg on November 17 2021

The Learning Accelerator is excited to announce a new cohort-based learning opportunity for districts across the country to explore how virtual and hybrid capabilities can advance equitable, personalized, and accelerated learning for students. As...

Big Ideas from Hop, Skip, Leapfrog: Opportunities to Shift from a “Teaching” Profession to a “Learning” Profession

by Kristi Ransick on October 20 2021

Kristi Ransick is an education consultant with over 25 years experience working in school and curricular innovation. In the wake of initial pandemic-related school closures, Kristi supported work with the Chief Council of State School Officers to...

Big Ideas from Hop, Skip, Leapfrog: How to Navigate a Once-in-a-Generation Equity Moment

by Chong-Hao Fu on August 25 2021

Chong-Hao Fu is the Chief Executive Officer of Leading Educators, which “partners with school systems to build and sustain the conditions, teaching, and leadership to ensure that the students furthest from opportunity succeed in school and in life.”...
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