A Blueprint for a New Ohio: Competency Education Pilots Proposed in Ohio

by Matt Williams February 9, 2015

Earlier last week Governor John Kasich of Ohio released his budget recommendations to the General Assembly. The recommendations, entitled “Blueprint for a New Ohio,” are incredibly strong on education. In reviewing the blueprint, I’m impressed with the foresight and the focus on innovation exhibited. Gov. Kasich calls for investments in education innovation, blurs the lines […]

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Reflections on Transforming the Core of Learning

by Katherine Prince February 6, 2015
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This Week’s Learning Journey Wow! I’m a little dizzy from hosting my first #FutureEd Twitter chat about transforming the core of learning but wanted to highlight a few of the themes that emerged thanks to the thoughtful contributions of many participants. Comments about what a vibrant learning ecosystem might look like in ten years’ time […]

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Learning Ecosystems: High-Need Geographies, Common Challenges, Unique Needs and Constraints

by Jason Swanson February 5, 2015

In working with our current forecast on the future of learning, Recombinant Education, KnowledgeWorks has developed a visios trying to adapt to school. In our ideal future, that vibrant learning ecosystem reflects diverse learning formats and structures, while integrating talent and resources to support every learner in preparing for college, career and life. To help […]

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Haircuts and love notes don’t matter, but supporting personalized education does

by Jesse Moyer February 3, 2015

The last few weeks have been a pretty exciting time, both personally and professionally. No, it isn’t because of my family, although my six year-old did give himself a haircut at school and my three year old got his first “love note.” No, it isn’t because of anything I am doing through volunteer work, although […]

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How to find balance on mandated testing? Ask the right questions.

by Matt Williams February 2, 2015

Last week, I posted, as an Education Insider, for the National Journal, the following in reaction to Fawn Johnson’s excellent post, “The Jockeying Over Testing Mandates Begins” on the National Journal‘s Education Experts blog. Fawn Johnson put forth a well-researched and thoughtful post on the current discussions in the U.S. Senate regarding ESEA and assessment […]

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ESEA discussion draft creates opportunity for wide range of stakeholder input, including competency education

by Matt Williams January 26, 2015

Last week I posted, as an Education Insider for the National Journal, the following in reaction to Fawn Johnson’s post on ESEA, “ESEA Overhaul Could Actually Happen This Year,” on the National Journal‘s Education Experts blog. Fawn provided an insightful overview of the current status of ESEA with an emphasis on Sen. Alexander’s (R-TN), Chair of the Senate […]

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