Making the Dream of College Attainable: Celebrating Early College High Schools

Beginning next week, we will be joining our subsidiary, EDWorks, in celebrating National Early College High School Week. EDWorks will be celebrating the successes of their Fast Track Early College High Schools as well as participating with schools across the Continue reading

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Education innovation looks a lot like Manor, others

It is remarkable what a little money and encouragement can do. Before Samsung, that school district was broker than a third-tier country singer with laryngitis. Its achievement measures were in the dumper. This project has paid off big time. Continue reading

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Teaching finance to kids, and their teachers

But what happens if the parents lack the skills themselves to teach the concept of compounding interest? In Ohio the answer was clear – add basic personal financial acumen to the high school graduation requirement. With the new requirement also came a raft of questions – how do schools integrate basic financial knowledge into the curriculum? And how do teachers teach personal finance when many lack basic knowledge of finance to begin with? The answer for many communities in Ohio (and elsewhere) may lie with public/private efforts like the one created at the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati. Continue reading

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High School Race to the Top: 10 Essential Elements for High School Reform and College and Career Ready Success

As a social enterprise with more than a decade of experience in high school reform, KnowledgeWorks knows what a successful high school looks like. High School Race to the Top: 10 Essential Elements for High School Reform and College and Career Ready Success combines knowledge from our recent educational futures publication, Forecast 3.0, Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem,and the experience of our subsidiary organizations who serve on the front lines of high school reform to recommend 10 Essential Elements for a High School Race to the Top competition. Together, these elements represent a new vision for education that puts students at the center, empowering them to take charge of their high school, college, and career success Continue reading

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10 Essential Elements for High School Race to the Top

A High School Race to the Top competition must challenge the current education system by empowering education stakeholders to break through traditional barriers to learning. In order to achieve the success President Obama spoke about in his State of the Union Address, KnowledgeWorks believes a new high school competition must include the following 10 Essential Elements along with an emphasis on STEM as the President outlined in his speech. Continue reading

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An Introduction to the 10 Essential Elements for High School Race to the Top

A High School Race to the Top competition must challenge the current education system by empowering education stakeholders to break through traditional barriers to learning. KnowledgeWorks believes a new high school competition must include 10 Essential Elements for high school reform. Continue reading

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Feeder Patterns Can Reduce School Closures

Addressing feeder patterns or aligning “teaching and learning and socio-emotional connections between elementary, middle, and high schools through aligned, targeted system of supports and interventions” will improve student achievement. Continue reading

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Re-Inventing the Senior Experience: What could it “look” like?

In yesterday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer article entitled “Ohio’s education leaders want to overhaul 12th grade so students are ready for college, training”, Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and Board of Regents Chancellor challenged school leaders to reinvent the senior year Continue reading

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