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Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two

This paper, the second policy brief in KnowledgeWorks’ Competency Education Series, will examine three federal innovation competitions: Race to the Top, the Investing in Innovation Fund, and the Race to the Top-District, to better understand their impact on the growth of competency education. KnowledgeWorks’ analysis and conclusions are based on a thorough review of applications submitted by states, districts, and non-profit organizations seeking funds in each of these competitions. This review of applications provides great insight into the paradigm shift to competency education including evidence of heightened demand for this approach and emerging commonalities across models that will help inform the national conversation about how to develop systems to support this work at scale. Detailed summaries of the applications and their competency elements are included in an appendix section.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2013

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