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Securing Our Nation’s Future: The Urgent Need for Education Reform (K-12 Policy) is a Course

Securing Our Nation’s Future: The Urgent Need for Education Reform (K-12 Policy)

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Description

Of the many national security challenges facing the United States, could America’s greatest risk to a secure and prosperous future be located within its own borders? A failing American educational system threatens U.S. national security in several ways; including economic growth, competitiveness, and physical safety, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ report, “U.S. Education and National Security.” In this self-paced course, participants will hear from national leaders and experts about these threats and why there is an urgent need for education reform.

Each module offers both video and written core content that will take no longer than an hour to complete. Additional resources are available in each module for those that want to take a deeper dive into specific topic areas. A digital badge and a certificate will be provided for course completion.

Objectives

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize and explain the causes of the current US education crisis, its’ impact on National Security, and the urgent need for reform.
  • Communicate a clear understanding of why heightened accountability, standards, and meaningful assessments are critical education reform initiatives.
  • Gain perspectives on solutions that can be adopted at the state level to strengthen education.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Module One: Introduction to the Education Crisis in the US
  • Module Two: The State of American Education and Ongoing Reform
  • Module Three: Key Reform Efforts, Part I
  • Module Four: Key Reform Efforts, Part II
  • Module Five: Conclusion

Technology Requirements:

You can access the course content via a computer, laptop, and/or mobile devices (e.g., iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, etc.). For mobile devices, go to the apps store (Apple or Android) to download Canvas apps.

Course is offered by ExcelinEd

Course Instructors

Joel Klein

Joel Klein

Co-Chair, U.S. Education Reform and National Security Independent Task Force

[Patricia Levesque

Patricia Levesque

CEO, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Dr. John B. King Jr.

Dr. John B. King Jr.

Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Education

Derrell Bradford

Derrell Bradford

Executive Director, NYCAN

Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith

Managing Director, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

John White

John White

State Superintendent of Education, Louisiana

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

President, National Council on Teacher Quality

Kevin Huffman

Kevin Huffman

Former Commissioner of Education, Tennessee

Jon Schnur

Jon Schnur

Executive Chairman, America Achieves

Gray Tollison

Gray Tollison

State Senator, Mississippi

Manny Diaz, Jr.

Manny Diaz, Jr.

State Representative, Florida

Greg Hughes

Greg Hughes

Speaker of the House, Utah

Kathy Visser

Kathy Visser

Parent and Advocate, Arizona

Lynden Simmons

Lynden Simmons

Student, Florida

 

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