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Hello there,

As we reach the end of another school year, it's always good practice to take some time to reflect on what worked well this year, what didn't, and what can be improved upon for the next year.

As you think about preparations for the upcoming school year, I want to share a policy brief that was recently published by The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), that explores how micro-credentials can support the professional growth and advancement of teachers, and how states are incorporating micro-credentials into their larger strategies to improve classroom instruction. The brief is grounded with interviews with many of our customers, our co-founder, as well as research and resources from TNTP, AIR, BloomBoard, ExcelinEd, and New America.

I am excited about the progress being made in the 18 states that have launched micro-credential initiatives with BloomBoard — including Texas, which just passed a new law in support of educator micro-credentials.

I'm looking forward to taking some time this summer for our own reflection and improvement. Enjoy the summer!

Sanford Kenyon
CEO, BloomBoard


Policy Brief: Micro-credentials | ExcelinEd

The Foundation for Excellence in Education policy brief, Micro-credentials: A Game-Changing Opportunity for States to Support the Professional Growth of Teachers, recommends that states  incorporate micro-credentials into a larger state-level strategy to improve classroom instruction and ensure teachers are supportive of micro-credentials. In doing so, states can uncover higher return on investment in professional learning, make teacher re-licensure more meaningful, address teacher shortages and create skills-based pathways for career advancement to retain strong teachers in the classroom.

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Statewide Micro-credential Certification Approved by Texas Legislature

The Texas State Legislature unanimously approved House Bill 2424, to establish a program to issue micro-credentials in fields of study related to an educator’s certification class. When an educator earns a micro-credential, it will be included in the educator’s public certification records.

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Learn how three state and regional organizations are incorporating micro-credentials into their educator talent management strategies to help recruit, retain, and develop effective educators. Each will discuss how they are implementing micro-credentials, not just as a mode of professional learning, but as the building blocks for career advancement, certification, and licensure.

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