In The News

KnowledgeWorks helps our partners in states and schools work together to align policy and practice, reimagining what education can do through personalized, competency-based learning – and what it must do to prepare students for a lifetime of learning.

In addition to being featured in media, our team of thought leaders produces timely, relevant work that informs the field.

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News feed

Read recent news articles about KnowledgeWorks, about and by our staff and featuring our partners from across the country.

Tri-State volunteers stock food pantries for 9/11 Day of Service
As part of a nationwide 9/11 Day of Service, more than 1,000 volunteers packed nearly 240,000 healthy, non-perishable meals for those in need. KnowledgeWorks was a proud corporate sponsor.

CCSD’s newest school celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony
KnowledgeWorks partner in Nevada Northeast Career and Technical Academy, Clark County School District’s newest magnet school just opened. It’s the first school in Nevada that’s using a competency-based learning model.

YUHSD Enjoys Highest Teacher Retention Rate in 15 years
KnowledgeWorks partner in Arizona Yuma Union High School District is seeing its highest retention rate among certified staff members since 2007. It wasn’t just a pay increase that’s keeping teachers working there – but the ways personalized, competency-based learning benefits educators.

Moving Beyond Alignment to Coherence
Jillian Kuhlmann, senior manager for communications at KnowledgeWorks, authors this piece for the Assessment for Learning Project describing the nuance between alignment and coherence and how we move toward educational experiences that ensure graduates with an understanding of their own agency, identity and purpose.

Potential or essential? Youth as partners in education research
KnowledgeWorks’ publication, Elevating Student Voice: A Learning Agenda, led by senior manager of advocacy Kevin Harrison, was cited as a source in this Brookings Institute piece on engaging youth more intentionally in education research. 

Upcoming events

Join KnowledgeWorks at upcoming webinars, workshops, conferences, information sessions and more.

Leading Change Leadership Opportunity Information Sessions
September 25, 12 p.m., ET | October 3, 4:30 p.m., ET
KnowledgeWorks Director of Network Advancement Emily Smith and Director of Teaching and Learning Laura Hilger will host two virtual information sessions for education changemakers interested in learning more about our national network leadership opportunities. 

MTC Symposium
October 2-3 
KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer, Virgel Hammonds, will serve as the keynote speaker

Philanthropy Forward
October 10-12
KnowledgeWorks Director of Strategic Partnerships Amber Decker, and Senior Manager of Advocacy Kevin Harrison, will participate in a cross-sector panel of representatives from the OH Whole Child Coalition. 

Aurora Institute Symposium
October 10-12

  • KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer Virgel Hammonds and Director of Teaching and Learning Robin Kanaan will discuss state transformation work happening in Arizona through the the Arizona Personalized Learning Network.
  • Senior Director of State Policy Jon Alfuth and Director of Teaching and Learning Lori Phillips join our partners in North Dakota to talk about moving from policy to practice.
  • Senior Director of Impact and Improvement Gregory Seaton and Vice President of Impact and Improvement Rebecca E. Wolfe join the Learner-Centered Collaborative’s Devin Vodicka for a conversation on leveraging student surveys to catalyze learner-centered system improvement.
  • KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer Virgel Hammonds will facilitate a keynote with young people from across the nation who have experienced learner-centered environments first hand.