How Might Education Help Inmates Contribute to Their Communities?

by Katherine Prince July 7, 2015

Operating within the San Francisco County jail, Five Keys Charter School is the first comprehensive charter school to operate within a correctional facility. Founded by the Sheriff’s department according to the principles of restorative justice, the school is fully accredited and seeks to support the education of inmates during and after incarceration in order to […]

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What Might Expand Learning Infrastructure in Rural Communities?

by Katherine Prince July 2, 2015

Eagle’s View Learning Center is located in Seward, Pennsylvania, a rural town of 486. It offers a learning environment whose curriculum is diverse and personalized despite scarce local resources. Eagle’s View has an onsite staff of three adults but uses online lesson content developed by the 200 teachers at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School to bring […]

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No room for innovation: Finland’s barrier to educational progress

by Matt Williams July 1, 2015

One of the key issues that is always discussed when talking about the Finnish education system is the elevation of the teaching profession and teacher pre-service training. These are, most assuredly, aspects of the system that should be discussed. Finland has elevated the profession on par with doctors and lawyers. In so doing, they have […]

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Why I’m scared of the future of education

by Sarah Jenkins June 30, 2015

When I started at KnowledgeWorks almost a year ago, “strategic foresight” was a new concept to me. I had seen the KnowledgeWorks future forecast and thought through what the future of learning could look like, but my understanding of “forecasting” was limited to the Weather Channel telling me whether it was supposed to rain. In […]

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Finland’s Educational Focus: Well-Being + Deep Learning

by Matt Williams June 29, 2015

I’ve wondered for a few years: what makes the Finnish Education System tick? As I’ve mentioned in my last blog, I trended towards being dismissive of what the Finns had built. What could the United States truly learn from Finland? Maybe, I thought, Vermont could learn something from the Finns. Finland was, after all, educational […]

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What Might Expand Job Mobility in Disrupted Suburbs?

by Katherine Prince June 26, 2015

This is the third of a five-part blog series on creating equitable and vibrant learning ecosystems for all students, no matter where they live. Louisiana’s statewide Jump Start program prepares high school students for careers via a career-ready diploma. It uses a unique point system, whereby participants earn graduation index points that correlate directly with the […]

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