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Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes in Minnesota

A proposed bill in Minnesota would allow schools and districts the flexibility to adopt a local plan to enact competency-based...

Published: February 28, 2019
Topics: Education Policy
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New Career and Technical Education Act Supports Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Improvements in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act support specific populations of students, including students...

Published: September 10, 2018
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy
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My Parents’ Perspective: Choosing Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement

My parents strongly believe in public education and its role in creating and sustaining a healthy society. As a result,...

Published: June 15, 2018
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ESSA and Personalized Supports: Interesting Examples of Opportunities to Improve Accountability in States

Last week I explored some trends in how states are approaching ESSA’s School Support and Improvement provisions. The trends I...

Published: August 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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ESSA Trends in School Support and Improvement: Meeting Students Where They Are

If we want to improve schools and communities, we need to first meet students where they are. This isn’t a...

Published: August 10, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Decoding ESSA: A Blog Series that Uncovers Promising State Strategies to Enable Personalized Learning

Across the country, policymakers and communities are working together to develop new, innovative ways to advance personalized learning and rethink...

Published: July 19, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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A High School Senior’s Testimony to the North Dakota House Education Committee in Favor of SB 2186

High school senior Dawson Schefter from North Dakota testified to the House Education Committee in support of a bill promoting...

Published: March 24, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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KnowledgeWorks Launches Interactive Resource on Statewide Strategies to Advance Personalized Learning Under ESSA

KnowledgeWorks announces the launch of a new, interactive, online resource, A Nationwide Look at State Strategies to Advance Personalized Learning.

Published: February 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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North Dakota and Indiana Move Pilot Legislation to Expand Personalized and Competency-Based Learning

North Dakota and Indiana join a growing list of states that recognize the importance of thoughtful growth in personalized and...

Published: February 8, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Establish a Priority for Federal Grants Focused on Personalized Learning

The Trump Administration can invest in high-quality personalized learning systems by making grant programs focused on personalized learning a priority.

Published: January 12, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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On Potato Chips, the Ice Age, and Creative Thinking

To successfully scale the work of personalized learning, it is importance that we help policymakers understand creative, successful education approaches.

Published: December 12, 2016
Topics: Education Policy
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ESSA and Opportunities for Communities

At the 2016 StriveTogether National Convening, Anne Olson and Lillian Pace led a session on the role of community liaisons...

Published: September 30, 2016
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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5 Things I Learned Visiting Cunningham Elementary School

Cunningham Elementary School is an Ashoka Changemaker School, acts as a micro-society & integrates initiatives to ensure learning is relevant...

Published: June 8, 2016
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How One Teacher Helped Students Reap the Rewards of Mastering Content #ThankATeacher

Mrs. Robinson believed her students should be empowered in their learning and was insistent that they not settle for something...

Published: May 5, 2016
Topics: Education Policy
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Beef with Grit(s)

When we talk about having grit, or not having grit, in the classroom, we often prioritize it as a one-size-fits-all...

Published: January 8, 2016
Topics: Education Policy