News releases from Aurora Institute
Aurora Institute Statement on the Violent Storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021
January 07, 2021
Aurora Institute President & CEO Susan Patrick issued the following statement in the aftermath of the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol and attempt to overturn the presidential election and thwart a...
Aurora Institute Statement on Nomination of Miguel Cardona for U.S. Secretary of Education
January 04, 2021
Susan Patrick, President and CEO of the Aurora Institute, issued the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Miguel A. Cardona as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:
Strengthening Local Assessment Systems for Personalized, Proficiency-Based Education: Strategies and Tools for Professional Learning
December 10, 2020
New CompetencyWorks Case Study Offers Resources for Schools, Districts, and States to Rethink Their Approach to Assessment
Strategy for K-12 Education Systems Change Empowered by New Leadership at the Aurora Institute
November 19, 2020
The Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members and two new senior staff leaders. The new organizational leaders will play a key role in supporting...
How Can States and Districts Define What Counts as Attendance During Remote Learning?
November 13, 2020
New Aurora Institute Issue Brief Offers Examples and Analysis of Flexible Attendance Policies in K-12 Education
Held October 26-28, 2020, the Aurora Institute Symposium will convene thousands of education innovators for three days of learning, networking, inspiration, and challenges and solutions. Keynotes and...
Aurora Institute Calls on State Leaders to Dismantle K-12 Education as We Know It and Commit to a Learner Promise to Ensure Equity for All
October 22, 2020
The Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst) today released A Promise for Equitable Futures: Enabling Systems Change to Scale Educational and Economic Mobility Pathways, a book that calls for the systematic...
Top 10 Issues Education Leaders Are Using to Leverage COVID-19 for a Transformed K-12 Education System
August 25, 2020
The Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst) today released a new K-12 education policy report highlighting the top 10 issues surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic to effect high-level, systematic change for the...
Aurora Institute Calls on Federal and State Education Policymakers to Transform K-12 Education
April 09, 2020
With a goal to ensure our nation's education system is fit for purpose; oriented for anytime, anywhere learning; and better able to prepare students for the future, the Aurora Institute (@Aurora_Inst)...
Aurora Institute and Center for Assessment Publish New Report to Build a Vision for Balanced Systems of Assessments in a Guide for States and Districts
January 15, 2020
Today, the Aurora Institute and the Center for Assessment published a report with guidance for state leaders to build better and more balanced assessment systems, with the ultimate goal of achieving...
The Aurora Institute Challenges Higher Education to Support K-12 Transformation by Modernizing Teaching
December 12, 2019
Recognizing the leverage and convening power of higher education leaders, today the Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) issued a call to action for them to support the transformation of K-12 education...
Eight years after releasing the field's first working definition of competency-based education, CompetencyWorks (at the Aurora Institute, formerly iNACOL, @Aurora_Inst) has expanded the definition to...
A California Educator and A Leading Advocate for Personalized, Competency-Based Education Earn Top Honors at the Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) Symposium
October 30, 2019
The Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) recognized two outstanding leaders as recipients of the 2019 Innovator Awards today at its annual Symposium running through Oct. 31, 2019, in Palm Springs,...
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