Tue September 17, 2013
Innovative Methods of Education on Tuesday's Access Utah
Education reform is a hot topic right now from congress to communities across the country. On today’s show we will be discussing new solutions and ways of thinking about education with three guests who are at the forefront of education research.
Christine Flanagan is the Director of the Student Experience Lab at the Business Innovation Factory, a nonprofit organization in Rhode Island focused on disruptive innovation; Taylor Martin, Associate Professor in the Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences in the USU Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services; and Victor Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences in the USU Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services; What is working with education? Where is it headed?
Last week, in part one of our three-part series on K-12 education, we talked about State Senator Aaron Osmond’s proposal to end compulsory education in Utah. Today, in part two of the series, we talk to Senator Osmond himself. He says that parents, not schools, are ultimately responsible for their children’s education. He’ll lay out his plan to replace the current compulsory education system in Utah. We’ll also explore charter and on-line school options with Brenda
Hales, Deputy Utah State Superintendent of Schools; Delaina Tonks, Director of Mountain Heights Academy; and Jason Stanger, Executive Director and Principal at InTech Collegiate High School.