Community and State Success Stories

No one district leader or teacher can do the work of personalizing learning alone – it takes the passion and commitment of diverse voices across the community. Read our community success stories about those who have implemented personalized, competency-based education or who are personalizing learning for students with early college high school, their approaches to common challenges, strategies and celebrations of growth.

With 20 years of experience exploring the future of learning and partnering with schools and state and federal policymakers, KnowledgeWorks passionate team believes in working together to create a system-wide approach to grow and sustain student-centered practices.

Five North Dakota learning communities are working together, with state support, to ensure their graduates are choice-ready.

Choice-Ready in North Dakota: State Launches Five-Year Initiative to Support Districts in Scaling Personalized Learning

Driven by the urgent need to serve all students well – not just some or most, North Dakota educators are working with each other to ensure that all learners are choice-ready.
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Every community includes members with differing perspectives, unique needs and a desire to see all children served well by their education.

Going Without an Agenda: Listening is at the Heart of Family and Community Engagement

North Dakota’s Department of Education learned that simply inviting everyone to the table but not truly listening and engaging limits possibilities. To advance personalized learning at a state scale, the department needed to truly listen to all parties, including five tribal nations.
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C.A.S.T. is a student-led organization out of Timken Early College Higfh School dedicated to helping the community of Canton, Ohio.

Caring and Serving Together: The Individual and Community Impact of a Student-Led Organization in Canton, Ohio

Student-led volunteer organization C.A.S.T. exemplifies what developing community partnerships can do for an individual, an education system and the community.
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A Maine school district is creating a central hub for community stakeholders to share real-world learning opportunities.

Maine District Extends Learning Into the Community

A Maine district broadens their education outside the school with community members willing to share their knowledge and opportunities to extend student learning.
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