Education Redesign is an online professional development program for school leaders, education policymakers, K-12 teachers, and all who are committed to the goal of helping all students achieve success. Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Paul Reville, the program explores why current education reform efforts are failing and how we might work to design a new education system.

Participants will explore current research on student achievement and the persistent correlation with socioeconomic status. Professor Reville suggests it is time for a “new engine,” an overhaul of the current education system, and presents three areas for improvement: personalized learning, health and social services, and out-of-school opportunities. He prompts participants to consider:

  • What would a new delivery system for the 21st century look like?
  • Can we afford it?
  • How can we continue day-to-day work in schools and across districts while making this dramatic shift?
  • What steps might you take to implement features of a new engine?

The program is a mix of self-paced learning, group discussion, and job-embedded application that will help educators, school leaders, and policymakers begin a conversation around education redesign.

By completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Consider the characteristics of a new education model
  • Examine the cultural and political implications of school redesign
  • Begin a conversation in your school or system to spark the work of building a new education model

Meet The Faculty

Paul Reville

Paul Reville

Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration

Paul Reville is  the founding director of HGSE's Education Redesign Lab. He recently completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As Governor Patrick's top education adviser, Reville established a new Executive Office of Education and had oversight of higher education, K-12, and early education in the nation's leading student achievement state. He served in the Governor's Cabinet and played a leading education reform role on matters ranging from the Achievement Gap Act of 2010 and Common Core State Standards to the Commonwealth's highly successful Race to the Top proposal.

Prior to joining the Patrick Administration, Reville had chaired the Massachusetts State Board of Education, founded the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, co-founded the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), chaired the Massachusetts Reform Review Commission, chaired the Massachusetts Commission on Time and Learning, and served as executive director of the Pew Forum on Standards-Based Reform, a national think tank which convened the U.S.'s leading researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to set the national standards agenda. Reville played a central role in MBAE's development of and advocacy for Massachusetts historic Education Reform Act of 1993. He is a board member and adviser to a host of organizations, and a frequent writer and speaker on education reform and policy issues.

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