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Forging Youth-Centered Futures: Bringing Youth Visions to Life

Paper shares youth visions for a post-pandemic future of learning and strategies to achieve them.

Published: November 29, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Meet Jayden Harris, Youth Justice Advocate

Jayden Harris is a tireless champion of Black youth, and his hopes for the future just might be yours, too.

Published: November 22, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
Article
Unlocking the Potential of College in High School for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities belong in college in high school programs, too.

Published: November 18, 2021
Topics: Early College High School, Education Equity
Article
Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Can and Should Replace Tracking – Here’s Why

Explore a series of 13 comparisons to demonstrate how tracking can and should be replaced with personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: November 16, 2021
Topics: Education Equity
Article
Students Sparking Change

A student-led initiative to remove an Indigenous mascot highlights one district’s journey to becoming more student-centered.

Published: November 11, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Vision and Culture
Article
Measuring Forward: Emerging Trends in K-12 Assessment Innovation

A report on insights and innovations emerging in K-12 assessment systems.

Published: November 8, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
Article
Go-to Instructional Strategies for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

A regular review of instructional strategies can serve as a gut-check and highlight areas of excellence and opportunities to grow.

Published: November 4, 2021
Topics: 101
Article
Let’s Face It: Tracking Is Intentional Systemic Inequity

Why tracking is problematic and what we can do about it.

Published: November 2, 2021
Topics: Education Equity
Article
Strengthening Systems: How States Are Rethinking Human Capital Systems and Technology Infrastructure in the COVID-19 Era

How 12 states are rethinking systems and infrastructures for supporting individual learning of every student.

Published: October 28, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
Article
Meet Governor Williams, an Ambitious, Community-Minded Leader

A character from IMPACT: Learning Edition, Karissa Williams helps players explore the future for community leaders.

Published: October 26, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
Article
Shared Decision-Making and Ownership of Learning: An Overview of Agency in Four North Dakota Districts

Survey data shows that agency is an area for growth, and these four districts are already on it.

Published: October 21, 2021
Topics: Building Capacity
Article
Introducing the 2021-2022 Leading Change Community Fellows

Passing the torch to a new group of educators who will set the direction for the Leading Change PLC

Published: October 20, 2021
Topics: Building Capacity, Community Partnerships
Article
Teachers Need Social-Emotional Support, Too: COVID-19 and Educator Trauma

Examples of how some states and districts are supporting teachers – and why it’s important.

Published: October 19, 2021
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Vision and Culture
Article
Redefining Postsecondary to Include Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is a life skill and is an essential element of our vision for human-centered learning.

Published: October 14, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Instead of Talking About Learning Loss, Let’s Talk About Learning Gained

We have an opportunity to help our students own their learning from the past eighteen months.

Published: October 12, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Overcoming Challenges
Article
Supporting Students in Learning: How States are Rethinking Policies to Support Students in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking policies to support students in the COVID-19 era

Published: October 6, 2021
Topics: Education Policy
Infographic
Forging the Future of Learning: The Kids Have a Lot to Say

How do youth see the future of learning? And how can we re-imagine education to meet their needs?

Published: October 4, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Student-Centered Must Be Human-Centered

If we want systems to be student-centered, they must recognize and celebrate students’ full selves.

Published: September 30, 2021
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
Article
Four Recommendations for States to Optimize State Longitudinal Data Systems in the Era of COVID-19

It’s time to redefine conversations about school quality to support students.

Published: September 28, 2021
Topics: Impact and Improvement
Article
For Strong Classroom Culture, Educators Need Support Navigating Social-Emotional Learning

To build strong, culturally responsive classrooms, educators need the support of their learning communities.

Published: September 23, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Social Emotional Learning
Article
Meet Ayren Batiste, a Future High-School Junior with Their Eyes on Success

Ayren is a fictional character from IMPACT: Learning Edition, and what they want for the future you might want, too.

Published: September 21, 2021
Video
One District Shares Their Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Journey

This video showcases a South Carolina district’s work to ensure each student gets what they need to achieve at the...

Published: September 17, 2021
Topics: 101, Systems Change
Article
Assessments of and for Learning: How States Are Rethinking Accountability and Assessment Policies in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking system accountability and k-12 assessment systems in the COVID-19 era

Published: September 15, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
Article
Relationships Matter – For More Reasons Than You Think

Getting to know students means getting to know how they learn – and adapting instruction to include what you’ve learned.

Published: September 13, 2021
Topics: 101, Social Emotional Learning