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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Teacher Preparation

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to build an adaptable and effective educator workforce?

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Social-Emotional Needs

COVID-19 elevated the importance of social-emotional learning. Now how do we center it in our education systems?

Published: August 4, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Social Emotional Learning
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Accountability

Did COVID-19 create an accountability pause or a reset? Lillian Pace explores traditional accountability methods and what will need to...

Published: July 28, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: K-12 Assessments

Are annual accountability assessments a thing of the past?

Published: July 21, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidance was created to help education policymakers and stakeholders take short- and long-term action to create resilient, equitable education...

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Designing for All Students: A Policy Framework for the Next Era of Personalized Learning

The State Policy Framework for Personalized Learning will help states ensure personalized learning opportunities for all students.

Published: June 13, 2019
Topics: Education Policy
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Can Competency-Based Education Close Achievement Gaps? Try These Seven Classroom Strategies.

Competency-based education has the potential to close achievement gaps.

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Perkins V: Five Strategies for Integrating Personalized Learning with Career and Technical Education

Better understand opportunities available in Perkins V and explore strategies for leveraging them to advance personalized learning.

Published: January 23, 2019
Topics: Education Policy
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Building an Equity Movement for High-Quality College in High School

The CHSA has been awarded a $1.2 million award to help expand access to high-quality college in high school programs.

Published: September 13, 2018
Topics: Early College High School, Education Equity, Education Policy
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Personalized Learning Embraced in New Federal Career and Technical Education Law

The renewal the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act marks a major win for workforce training advocates and...

Published: September 4, 2018
Topics: Education Policy
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Louisiana and New Hampshire Share their Hopes for the Innovative Assessment Pilot

Louisiana and New Hampshire were the first to apply for ESSA’s new Innovative Assessment pilot.

Published: July 9, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Building a High-Quality System of Assessments: New Paper Outlines 10 Organizing Principles

The principles outlined in this paper will help states and districts build and evolve a high-quality system of assessments that...

Published: April 11, 2018
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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What’s Next for Education Changemakers? A Conversation with Lillian Pace

Lillian Pace reflects on "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?"

Published: April 2, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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A New Year’s Launch of the Innovative Assessment Pilot

After two years of writing and advocating for launch of the Innovative Assessment Pilot in ESSA, January kicks off with...

Published: January 3, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Our Response to House Momentum on the Higher Education Act

Last week, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee voted to advance legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act –...

Published: December 14, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Higher Education
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KnowledgeWorks’ Higher Education Policy Debut

After nearly seven years building and advancing a K-12 federal policy agenda, KnowledgeWorks is ready to dive into the uncharted...

Published: November 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Higher Education
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Editor’s Choice: Award-Winning ESSA Personalized Learning Moments

After many long months of reading ESSA state plans and sharing our personalized learning finds, the KnowledgeWorks policy team decided...

Published: September 27, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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ESSA: Bright Spots in Student-Centered Accountability Design

KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of National Policy shares examples of states advance student-centered concepts in their accountability systems under ESSA.

Published: August 2, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Top Six ESSA Trends in Student-Centered Accountability Design

The Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA) gift of broad flexibility for states to design accountability systems that align to their...

Published: July 26, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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What is the difference between traditional learning environments and competency-based education?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens up new opportunities for states to offer personalized learning options for students. This...

Published: June 9, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Traditional Education Versus Competency-Based Education

This chart explains the difference between traditional learning environments and competency-based education.

Published: June 5, 2017
Topics: 101
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Establishing a Timeline and Budget for Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Opportunity Awaits: How the President-Elect Can Scale Personalized Learning

We believe the new Administration has an incredible opportunity to leverage as it considers a strategy for transforming K-12 and...

Published: December 7, 2016
Topics: Education Policy
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Reflections on Education Policy and the Upcoming Presidential Election

Lillian Pace, Senior Director of National Policy for KnowledgeWorks, shares 5 observations about how the presidential election may affect education...

Published: October 31, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA