Website Emphasizes How Policy Changes Affect Students, Educators, and Administrators

A new website, Progress: Teachers, Leaders, and Students Transforming Education, highlights local and state promising practices, innovative ideas, lessons learned, and resources involved in implementing educational reforms in K–12 schools. The website, accessible at http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/progress/, showcases reforms spurred by federal programs, such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, Promise Neighborhoods, and other grant and flexibility programs. Although created by the U.S. Department of Education, the website’s intent is not to promote federal policy but to spotlight the improvements, highlight the systems involved, and spur further innovations in classrooms. It also emphasizes college and career readiness for students, challenging professional development opportunities for educators, and greater leadership innovations for administrators.