The concept of innovation represents both change and improvement: a new or novel way to get better results. It can be represented in practice and can be supported or spurred by policy. Originally posted in the Bellwether Education Partners blog “Ahead of the Heard”, CIL’s Allison Crean Davis writes about major policy changes for the Bureau of Indian Education that will shift its current education delivery model into the hands of local tribes. This “educational exchange” represents risk and opportunity, a combination [meriting and perhaps] requiring intense attention due to the high stakes for Native American students, families, and communities. Read on here: Ahead of the Heard: The Hand-off of a Lifetime for Native American Students.