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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
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Choice-Ready in North Dakota: State Launches Five-Year Initiative to Support Districts in Scaling Personalized Learning

Five North Dakota learning communities are working together to ensure their graduates are choice-ready.

Published: September 25, 2019
Topics: Systems Change
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This Ohio District is Seeing Parallel Gains in Students’ Sense of Hope and Their Academic Achievement

In Marysville schools, they're tracking progress by asking students to complete the Student Experience Survey.

Published: July 29, 2019
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Students Deserve to Follow Their Passions – in This North Dakota District, They Can

Students at the Personalized Learning Academy don’t just explore their passions – they discover new ones.

Published: July 16, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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What Personalized Learning Can Do – According to a Tenth Grader

With the support of her band teacher, Silver Anderson is pursuing an independent study to compose her own music.

Published: July 2, 2019
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What Happens When Our Youngest Citizens Become Our Most Vocal Citizens

Ten-year-old Madelyn saw a need in her community for a sidewalk, so she made it happen.

Published: June 21, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
Success Story
Student Engagement Through Personalized Learning

High school student Abby Bowser benefits from her district’s commitment to personalized, competency-based learning and its power to cultivate student...

Published: June 6, 2019
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Students in Louisville Creating a Virtual Collection of Learning Artifacts Throughout Their Education

The Backpack of Success Skills initiative in Louisville provides a digital platform that allows students to submit and document learning.

Published: May 22, 2019
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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Going Without an Agenda: Listening is at the Heart of Family and Community Engagement

Every community includes members with differing perspectives and unique needs.

Published: April 23, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships
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One Student’s Perspective on What She Wants for Her Future – and What That Means for Her Education Today

Jordyn Peake is a tenth grader who thinks about what she wants for her future every single day.

Published: March 12, 2019
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Caring and Serving Together: The Individual and Community Impact of a Student-Led Organization in Canton, Ohio

C.A.S.T. is a student-led organization dedicated to helping the community of Canton, Ohio.

Published: January 29, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Rethinking English Class in Farmington, Minnesota

A group of English teachers are redesigning the traditional ninth grade curriculum to better serve all learners.

Published: October 29, 2018
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Shared Leadership is Key to Scaling Student-Centered Practices at FlexTech in Michigan

FlexTech High School’s Vanguard team is made up of educators who want to serve as a resource for their peers.

Published: October 23, 2018
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
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More Than Test Scores: How One School’s Culture of Data Honors All Learners

A middle school principal created data binders for every teacher for every one of their students to help personalize planning...

Published: October 2, 2018
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Vision and Culture
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More Than Checking Boxes: Personalized Learning at Saluda Trail Middle School

At Saluda Trail STEAM Middle School, the school culture of failing forward is vital to their efforts to transform learning.

Published: September 19, 2018
Topics: 101
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North Dakota School District Ready to Make Bold Changes

Four districts in North Dakota are leading the way in implementing personalized, competency-based learning in the state.

Published: August 28, 2018
Topics: Education Policy
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Maine District Extends Learning Into the Community

A Maine school district is creating a central hub for the community to share real-world learning opportunities.

Published: August 21, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Marysville Early College High School: “A Foundation for a Fantastic Future”

Elijah Mejia credits the teachers at Marysville Early College High School for creating a foundation for future success.

Published: July 19, 2018
Topics: Early College High School
Success Story
How One Student’s Learning Experiences Unlocked a Lifetime of Creativity

How one student’s experiences in school unlocked a passion for filmmaking.

Published: July 10, 2018
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A Career in Science Launched at Toledo Early College High School

Toledo Early College High School graduate Mariam Abou-Dahech published a research articles about building more effective solar devices.

Published: May 17, 2018
Topics: Early College High School
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Determination and Passion: One Student’s Personalized Learning Story

Sometimes I get as nervous interviewing new people as they do being interviewed. Sometimes I am at a loss for...

Published: October 2, 2017
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Can a Teenager Teach Tolerance?

When I took my daughter in for her 4 year well-check, her pediatrician explained in response to her whining, her...

Published: September 7, 2017
Success Story
Student Success Story: How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Helps One Student Share His Passion With the World

Find out how personalized learning and competency-based education is helping Lewis Cha to share his passion for technology and computers...

Published: August 17, 2017
Topics: Overcoming Challenges