Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

April 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  Getting What Was Asked For

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The Jefferson Journal: Getting What Was Asked For — Reform of Virginia's Standards of Learning exams is needed.  But now advocates need to be asking if what they're getting from recent legislation and the competing budget bills is what they really want.  Read It Here!  (4/25/2014)

January 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  A New Source for Qualified Employees

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The Jefferson Journal: A New Source for Qualified Employees — To keep its economy moving, Virginia will need more than two million new workers in the next ten years, but there are only 1.5 million bodies in the pipeline.  Why not encourage, rather than discourage, qualified students to pursue a better education, a higher-paying job, and stay in Virginia?  Read It Here!

October 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  The Two-Edged Sword of SOL Reform

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The Jefferson Journal: The Two-Edged Sword of SOL Reform — Judging from the platforms of both gubernatorial candidates, Virginia’s Standards of Learning exams may be in for a tougher time next year. But in the rush to reform, advocates are ignoring the unintended consequences of reform done badly. Read It Here!

October 2013

What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students?

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What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students? —  "Blended Learning" has the potential to offer a higher quality learning experience by letting students learn at their own pace, receive immediate feedback on their performance, and capture students achievement data in real-time, so that teachers can spend more time helping to individualize learning for students.  This brochure helps explain what Blended Learning is ... and what it isn't.  Read It Here!

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