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Local and Community Education Policy Resources and Recommendations

KnowledgeWorks local education policy resources and recommendations help local education agencies and policymakers create flexible, equitable policy environments that support innovation and personalized, competency-based education.

This framework was developed with insight and feedback from school districts, state education agencies, policymakers and education organizations that are focused on scaling personalized learning across districts.

A State Policy Framework for Scaling Personalized Learning©

Based on insight from school districts, state education agencies, policymakers and education organizations, this policy framework guides states and districts in working together to create flexibility to support scaling personalized learning, including explorations of defining areas of flexibility at the state and federal policy level, the supports needed for district implementation of personalized, competency-based education and the roles of states and districts in this work.
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District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning outlines the conditions that a K-12 school district should put in place to support the scaling of personalized learning.

District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning©

Based on research with districts leading the way in personalized, competency-based learning, this resource outlines the 10 critical conditions communities should cultivate to effectively scale personalized learning beyond pockets of excellence to impact every student, including curriculum, instruction, comprehensive assessments, learning environments, student supports, professional and leadership development, technology policy, comprehensive data systems and partnerships.
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The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers explores what drives educators to build personalized learning environments in the classroom.

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers©

Published in partnership with the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF), this resource explores the motivation behind implementing personalized, competency-based learning, reflections, challenges and considerations on culture and practice from teachers actively involved in this shift in teaching and learning and, in their own words, how district conditions effect the teaching experience.
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