KnowledgeWorks to Join American Youth Policy Forum on Competency-Based Education, Friday March 22

KnowledgeWorks testimony will highlight the benefits of personalized, competency-based learning to states and communities

Topics: Education Policy, Vision and Culture

WASHINGTON – Opportunities to promote the value of transformative education reform don’t come every day on Capitol Hill, and KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer Virgel Hammonds plans to make the most of his.

Hammonds will testify before Congressional staff members Friday on a small panel assembled by the American Youth Policy Forum and iNACOL, entitled: Competency-Based Education: Promising Policies and Practices for the Future of K-12 Education.

He will highlight the benefits of states and communities – supported by the flexibility provided in state and national education policy – to aligning resources to implement personalized, competency-based learning.

“Each state has a unique approach to designing personalized, competency-based structures, and just like teachers and students, they need customized supports to realize their vision for teaching and learning,” Hammonds said.

The American Youth Policy Forum and iNACOL often partner on hearings together to inform, educate, and answer questions about innovative, learner-centered policies, structures, and systems. The panel includes local, state and national representatives that are building equitable, high-quality education systems that prepare students for postsecondary success through personalized, competency-based learning.

Joining Hammonds on the panel are:

The panel will be updating veteran Congressional staff on progress made since it was last assembled a year ago, and it will also offer an introduction to the staff members of the many new members of the 116th Congress.

It’s Hammonds second time on the panel after appearing in the role of a superintendent in 2018.

About KnowledgeWorks

KnowledgeWorks is a national nonprofit organization advancing a future of learning that ensures each student graduates ready for what’s next. For more than 20 years, we’ve been partnering with states, communities and leaders across the country to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning communities. Through evidence-based practices and a commitment to equitable outcomes, we’re creating the future of learning, together.