Success Stories from School Districts

The work to personalize learning is community-wide, and each of these stories speaks not just to the work that is happening in districts, but the role a community plays in shaping learning. Read our stories about school districts who have implemented personalized, competency-based education or who are personalizing learning for students with early college high school.

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. Here are some of our school district stories exploring common strategies, approaches and challenges, and how each community brought their own culture and vision to bear:

Kenowa Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are transforming teaching and learning through peer-to-peer relationships and empowering all students through personalized learning.

How Personalized Learning Ensures All Students Will Learn in Kenowa Hills Public Schools

Considering the needs and strengths of all students and empowering them to own their educational experiences are driving forces in Kenowa Hills’ implementation of personalized, competency-based learning.
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Learn more about the personalized learning journey of RSU2 and how community was essential to the success of student-centered personalized learning.

How Five Communities in Maine Reimagined Learning Through Competency-Based Education

Learn how five Maine communities came together to transform education in their region and to form a single school district, RSU2, focused on student-centered learning and preparing students for college and life by providing personalized supports and resources.
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Building a Vision for All Students in Marysville, Ohio

Read how Marysville Exempted Village School District in Ohio is better serving all learners, empowering educators and building community investment through early college and personalized, competency-based education.
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Want to get your school district started on personalized, competency-based education? We can help you develop a future-ready vision that will act as a starting point for your journey.