Alliance for Decision Education Unveils First K-12 Learning Standards for Decision Education
The standards offer a framework for what K-12 students should know and be able to do, with respect to learning how to be effective decision makers
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22, 2023 — The Alliance for Decision Education, a national nonprofit organization leading the movement to have decision-making skills taught in K-12 schools, today announced the publication of its new K-12 Learning Standards. The Standards represent the movement’s initial effort to provide a framework for what a student should know and be able to do, with respect to learning how to be an effective decision maker. They are intended to be integrated into various classroom subject areas to inspire new ideas, meaningful shifts in pedagogy, new curricula, and school models that empower students to become skillful at making decisions.
“Students today face an unprecedented barrage of information that shapes their decisions and ultimately their lives over the long term,” said Joe Sweeney, Executive Director of the Alliance. “As we continue to build a national movement for Decision Education, we hope that educators will read these standards, share them with colleagues, put them into practice, and offer us feedback to help turn these learning progressions into reality for this next generation and beyond.”
The Learning Standards can be found on the newly redesigned Alliance website, which is a part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to raise the awareness of Decision Education and provide tools to help incorporate it into K-12 classrooms. The updated site offers education resources, video and interactive materials, as well as blog posts and podcast episodes, all of which make it easy for visitors to learn about Decision Education and its importance to students, teachers, and families.
The Alliance will continue to publish features and content on an ongoing basis, making the website an evolving and expanding resource for the entire community.
About the Alliance
The Alliance for Decision Education is a national nonprofit leading the growing call to have Decision Education taught in schools across the country. Founded in 2014 and backed by experts in decision science and education, including several Nobel laureates, the Alliance believes that better decisions lead to better lives and a better society.
The Alliance is working with teachers, academic and business leaders, families, and community members to raise awareness and empower students with the skills and dispositions to make better decisions.
For more information about the Alliance for Decision Education, please visit the website at alliancefordecisioneducation.org, or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.
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About the Alliance
The Alliance for Decision Education is dedicated to the understanding that better decisions lead to better lives and a better society. Our mission is to improve lives by empowering students to be better decision makers. The Alliance is gathering education and industry leaders, researchers, policymakers, educators, program providers, and parents from across the country to ensure Decision Education becomes a critical part of every middle and high school student’s learning experience. We are building the field of Decision Education and creating a national movement that can, and will, make a difference in the lives of students for generations to come.
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