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How Kentucky is Listening – and Acting – on Community and Student Voice

Three big ideas are shifting the center of power in education in Kentucky.

The Essentials of Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Read about the four essential elements of personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: March 31, 2023
Topics: 101
Nothing About Us, Without Us: How Nevada is Engaging Students

What matters to Nevada’s students is part of the state’s strategy for transforming education.

Published: March 28, 2023
Topics: Education Equity, Vision and Culture
Building a Portrait of a Nevada Learner from the Community Up

How educators, community members and students are working together to build a vision for the future of teaching and learning...

A Different Path to a Diploma

By taking GED tests where they need credit, North Dakota students can earn their high school diploma.

Published: January 25, 2023
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Community Partnerships
What Happens When Districts Learn from Each Other

Every system, like every learner, is an individual. And they can learn a lot from each other.

Published: December 7, 2022
Topics: Building Capacity, Community Partnerships
What Personalized Professional Learning Pathways Can Do

The Ohio Personalized Learning Network aims to provide professional learning pathways to help Ohio educators personalize learning for each student....

Published: November 16, 2022
Topics: Systems Change
What Grading for Equity Looks Like in This Arizona High School

How one high school is rethinking grades to better reflect what students know and know how to do

Published: July 12, 2022
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Systems Change
What We Measure Matters

Student data is about more than just achievement. We need to capture evidence of meaningful, relevant learning experiences, too.

Published: April 14, 2022
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Vision and Culture
More Than a Word

How we’re changing the way we work to center the needs, interests and passions of each student.

Students Want Meaningful, Personalized Learning – and Pennsylvania Educators Do, Too

How listening to students – and acting on what they hear – is shaping teaching and learning in Pennsylvania

Published: December 8, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, Vision and Culture
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
Ungrading: Focusing on Feedback and Learner Agency

Traditional grading systems don’t take into account what students need to be lifelong learners – and to thrive in a...

Published: August 18, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Developing a Learner’s Mindset in Third Grade

How a mindset shift is helping students build problem-solving and risk-taking skills – even in the middle of a pandemic

Published: June 16, 2021
Topics: Vision and Culture
Where Human-Centered Learning and Personalized Learning Intersect

Human-centered learning requires that we consider the individual – their needs, interests and lived experiences – when designing for education.

Published: June 3, 2021
Topics: Systems Change, Vision and Culture
Authentic Relationships Wanted: A Human-Centered Approach to Systems Change

Dr. Shelley Zion, Faculty Director of the PEER Lab, share her insights for how to engage in meaningful community engagement.

Published: May 10, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning, Systems Change
How Prioritizing Standards Prioritizes What Students Already Know – and What They Need to Learn Next

How a fresh approach to standards in one district is supporting students to reach mastery no matter where they begin...

Published: January 11, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Impact and Improvement
Success Story
Resilience and Maturity: One Graduate Navigates Life with Skills Learned

One graduate reflects on the skills learned during her internship and outlined in district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Big takeaway?...

Published: August 25, 2020
Topics: Higher Education
Two Years Closer to Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota

Two years in, these four districts share milestones reached in pioneering personalized, competency-based learning – and the distance learning challenges...

Published: June 2, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
The Future of Learning and COVID-19

Individuals from more than 20 countries joined us for a recent informal webinar exploring future tensions and uncertainties arising from...

Published: May 22, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
5 Ways Instructional Coaches Help Scale Personalize Learning

Having a support system makes implementing personalized learning easier. We compiled five ways instructional coaches help scale personalized learning.

Published: March 6, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
The Future is Everybody’s Business

KnowledgeWorks explores how imagining future possibilities empowers educators and students to create the future they want.

Published: February 12, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Making Personalized Learning Possible with Peer-to-Peer Capacity Building

Jillian Kuhlmann examines educators' benefits from peer-to-peer learning and KnowledgeWorks' role as the catalyst for peer-to-peer support.

Published: January 28, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
Analysis and Reflections on Student Outcome Data in RSU2

KnowledgeWorks sponsored RAND Education and Labor to conduct analyses of RSU2 student outcomes over the past decade.

Published: November 27, 2019
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Impact and Improvement