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Where Do We Go From Here? Navigating Our Current World of Learning

What can education communities learn from COVID, and what are actionable strategies for education leaders to use? Here are some...

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Why You Don’t Want a Return to Normal This School Year

Our children have faced unprecedented disruption in their lives and in their learning. They deserve something better than an awkward...

Published: July 8, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Social Emotional Learning
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Bringing Justice and Equity into Education

Gregg Seaton and Jason Swanson discuss contested power and how education leaders can help rethink systems and stakeholders.

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Centering Black Voices and Shifting Power: An Interview with the Black Mothers Forum

Janelle Wood from the Black Mothers Forum talks with us about how policy can help empower communities of color and...

Published: April 29, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Equity, Education Policy
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Educator Development is Worth Paying Attention To: New Resource and Customizable Toolkit to Help

Doing things differently in education is no longer optional, and this new resource can help school leaders and teachers.

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Nevada Centers Equity in Leading Education System Design

Nevada creates Blue Ribbon Commission to help re-imagine an education system that is future-ready, resilient, equitable and student-centered.

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The Stories You Loved in 2020

What did you love this year? What did you find inspiring? What did you find helpful? We've compiled our top...

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Instructional Loss Does Not Equal Learning Loss

What have Arizona districts and state policymakers been doing to ensure success for all learners, even during a pandemic?

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Centering the Student to Decolonize Curriculum

How can educators engage systemically marginalized children? One solution is student voice.

Published: September 22, 2020
Topics: Education Equity
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Standards, Assessments, Access: How the Pandemic Provides an Opportunity for More Equitable Education

What do we want for schools? We can take advantage of the opportunity to rethink teaching and learning by exploring...

Published: September 4, 2020
Topics: Education Equity
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10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Research confirms that most students tend to respond positively to these 10 core drivers of engagement.

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States Strengthening Human Capital and Infrastructure

States, such as Minnesota and Hawaii, have taken steps to strengthen human capital and infrastructure. How else can states ensure...

Published: May 19, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, 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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Equity and Access to Reading in Distance Learning

How are KnowledgeWorks learning communities providing access to books and encouraging a healthy relationship to reading during COVID-19?

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Navigating Teaching, Learning and Equity During COVID-19

Terrance Sullivan lifts up current success stories in education as education landscapes in schools, districts and states have shifted.

Published: April 2, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Systems Change
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Looking at Resilience, Empathy and Equity as We All Navigate an Uncertain Future

Given COVID-19's disruption, our experts weigh in with thoughtful discourse on society's resilience and how institutions can be more prepared.

Published: March 18, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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A “Why” Established with a Commitment to Civil and Human Rights

KnowledgeWorks President and CEO Chuck Ambrose explains why and how civil and human rights are at the core of KnowledgeWorks.

Published: February 10, 2020
Topics: Education Equity
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Policy Conditions in Action: Student Learning Pathways in Louisiana

Within our framework, we highlight early adopter states like Louisiana to illustrate policy conditions.

Published: September 18, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy
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Policy Conditions in Action: Measuring Success and Equitable Conditions for Learning in Pennsylvania

Within our framework, we highlight early adopter states like Pennsylvania to illustrate policy conditions.

Published: August 21, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy
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Will We Make the Future of Learning Equitable?

Some traditional structures and practices persist for good reasons, but others perpetuate inequities that have plagued our education systems and...

Published: July 22, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Future of Learning
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Core Commitments for Quality Transformation to Personalized Learning

Read about four core commitments that state leaders should be mindful of for quality transformation to personalized learning.

Published: July 9, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy
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Equity and Education Policy: Ensuring Personalized Learning Opportunities for All Students

Equity needs to be a driving factor in how education policy recommendations are shaped.

Published: June 28, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, 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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Changing Student Outlooks on Education: Ohio High School Instills a Sense of Hope and Belonging

Everyone has a voice at Marysville TRI Academy, including those students who might’ve gone unheard in a traditional school setting.

Published: May 21, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Vision and Culture