IEN’s Top Stories from 2021

IEN will return later this week with our annual look back/look ahead, rounding up some of the stories and blogs summarizing major developments in education last year and predicting what we might be talking about this year. In the meantime, you can revisit some of our top tweets and most visited blog posts from 2021.

Top tweets

The ARC Education Project: Rethinking Secondary Examinations and Credentials buff.ly/3DGSAbV from @arceducation1

A Beginner’s Mind: #RememberingRichardElmore from @SRinconGallardo via @intl_ed_news @hgse buff.ly/3uuybU8 Richard left a huge question for us to tackle: Will schools & school systems figure out a way to move away from #schooling & cultivate powerful #learning instead?

In the #Netherlands: The collateral damage to children’s education during lockdown buff.ly/3pbOja9 from @pengzell @ArunFrey @MarkDVerhagen via @voxeu

What are professional learning networks? What do we know about them? Find out more in The Power of Professional Learning Networks from @ChrisBrown1475 & Cindy Poortman buff.ly/34IyGhs via @intl_ed_news & @JPCCJournal

Evidence from #Germany that #schoolclosures did not mitigate infections among young people or adults in the summer of 2020 – when infection rates were low – or during the #pandemic’s autumn resurgence buff.ly/3uHUNjL from @claravobi @borusyak @UtaSchoenberg via @voxeu

IEN will return next week with our annual look back/look ahead, rounding up some of the stories and blogs summarizing major developments in education last year and predicting what we might be talking about this year. In the meantime, you can return to some of our most visited blog posts from 2021 and review previous end-of-year/New-Year roundups.

Top Blog Posts from 2021:

Surprise, Controversy, and the “Double Reduction Policy” in China

The central government determined that the academic stress and pressure in education is having an irreversible, harmful influence on the next generation of the country and concluded that it must take harsh action to change the situation by administrative force.

What has remote learning looked like in Finland? School closures, equity, stress, and well-being

From Learning Loss to Learning to Read: High Leverage Strategies for School Improvement

Beyond Fear & Everyone is a Volcano: Yinuo Li On What It Takes To Create New Schools

Ways with Learning: Conversations with Shirley Brice Heath About Nonformal Education

Rethinking where and when education happens and how learning contributes to building a more equitable world

Yearly Reviews & Predictions:

Looking Ahead at Education Policy in the US in 2021

Looking Back to Look Ahead – Rounding up Key Education Stories From 2020

New year, new predictions (for 2020)?

Rounding up the issues of 2019 and the 2010’s – Part 1 Part 2 

Roundup of Education Reflections and Predictions 2018

International Education News: 2017 in Review

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