Quote: “A Student’s Zip Code”

From time to time I like to share a quote that I come across. I found this one in material that I read for an AEA class, Introduction to the Online Learner. Really it’s one of the most powerful statements about education I have come across in along time. There are things beyond providing a knowledge based or even a critical thinking style education that schools provide, but in an educational climate where schools are constantly being challenged to do more with less and the only answer many administrators are willing to accept is more consolidation (despite a plethora of research to prove them wrong), the concept back of this quote has the ability to break educational thinking free of the always bigger box schools. It’s a powerful quote, please pass it along.

“For far too long, access to a high quality education has been too closely tied to the student’s zip code. We must prepare all students will opportunities to succeed with 21st century skills, great teaching, and rigorous courses.”  – Susan Patrick

In introduction to A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning



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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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