Testifying for Competency-Based Education Pilots in Ohio

by Matt Williams March 5, 2015

Yesterday I testified before the Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Sub-Committee on Primary and Secondary Education in support of the broad contours of Governor Kasich’s proposed FY 2016-2017 education budget as contained in House Bill 64.  In particular, KnowledgeWorks is especially supportive of the Governor’s call for up to 10 Competency-Based Education Pilots for K-12, […]

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Rebuilding education’s future to serve students rather than politics

by Sarah Jenkins March 2, 2015

The first time I laid eyes on a KnowledgeWorks forecast was a game changer. While doing research for the Donnell-Kay Foundation’s ReSchool Colorado initiative, I stumbled across this treasure trove exploring our education system’s potential. Leading up to that moment, I had been in a slow spiral of despair over education. As a teacher, I saw […]

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Moving Personalized Learning out of “Pilot Phase”

by Mary Kenkel February 27, 2015

Broadly speaking, personalized learning is stuck in the school pilot phase. There are countless examples of personalized learning environments, models and schools from coast to coast. But how do we reach a level of scale that provides these environments for all students? Yesterday, Jesse Moyer shared his thoughts with Personalize Learning, a blog founded on […]

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Highlights from second #FutureEd Twitter Chat

by Mary Kenkel February 23, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 20, KnowledgeWorks hosted its second #FutureEd Twitter chat. This chat focused on the second five Innovation Pathways, which revolve around transforming supporting systemic structures to better serve student learning in the future. KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of Strategic Foresight Katherine Prince hosted the chat. More than 90 people participated, sharing their insight, hopes […]

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Twitter Chat Wrap-Up: Transforming Supporting Systemic Structures

by Jason Swanson February 20, 2015
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And that’s a wrap! I have just finished participating in the second installment of our #FutureEd Twitter Chat looking at Katherine Prince’s Innovating Toward a Vibrant Learning Ecosystem paper. For this chat, the focus was on the second set of innovation pathways which focus on transforming supporting systemic structures. It was great to see such […]

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Breaking down the Policy Barriers Facing K-12 Competency Education

by Lillian Pace February 20, 2015

When I ask advocates of competency education what they see as the biggest hurdle to its adoption, the answer is almost always the same: Today’s education system is not set up to enable competency education. Its policies are in direct conflict, and it’s impossible to build a new system while spending time and resources propping […]

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