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Student Success Story: How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Helps One Student Share His Passion With the World

Lewis Cha considers himself to be a typical student, but his drive, determination and passion to share what he knows with his community is anything but. Now a junior at Lindsay Unified School...

Get Ready for Back-to-School

Back to school is a perfect time to think about culture, from the classroom to the district office and beyond. Actions taken during this high-energy time can help your community get ready to...

Student-Centered Learning Begins with Community: How Five Communities in Maine Reimagined Learning Through Competency-Based Education

The five Maine communities of Hallowell, Farmingdale, Richmond, Dresden and Monmouth came together to form a single school district called RSU2, with a focus on student-centered learning. RSU2...

Student Success Story: How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Empowers Students to Make a Change in the World

Ikonkar Kaur Khalsa isn’t waiting until she graduates to pursue her passions, because she doesn’t have to. A junior at Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) in Lindsay, California, Khalsa can...

The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out

Babies born this year will have already graduated college by 2040 and be entering the workforce. Will they be ready?

Based on a series of in-depth interviews with employees at cutting-...

Traditional Education Versus Competency-Based Education

What is the difference between traditional learning environments and competency-based education? Differences can be seen in six core areas:

  • School culture
  • Learning...
Self-Reliance = Success through Competency-Based Education

Trust was something Emily Levasseur had to learn to do in high school when her district, RSU2 in Central Maine, made the transition to competency-based education. But trust in herself and others...

From a Graduate: Personalized Learning Is What Every Student Deserves

When Dulce Diaz chose to pursue her Master’s in education policy at the University of Washington in Seattle, she was driven by the belief that “more students deserve access to the kind of...

Early College High Schools Versus College Credit Plus

There are multiple pathways through which Ohio high school students can get college experience....

Higher Education and Early College: Partnering for Success

Early college high schools open up a world of opportunities for students. For instance, at Timken Early College High School in Canton, Ohio, 67 of 2015 graduates left high school with a diploma...

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