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2022 Legislation to Keep Your Eyes On

We’ve identified over 200 bills across 40 states that would advance priorities in support of personalized, competency-based learning. Find out...

Published: April 26, 2022
Topics: Education Policy
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States Report on Advancing Student-Centered Learning at SXSW EDU

Two SXSWedu sessions hosted district and state leaders sharing their efforts in pursuit of systemic change.

Published: April 1, 2022
Topics: Education Policy
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Federal Action to Support Competitive Grants for State Assessments

The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bill which Congress passed includes funding for the Competitive Grants for State Assessments program.

Published: March 18, 2022
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Leading for and through Change

Three CCSSO leaders share strategies from their states in support of personalized, competency-based learning. And none are alike.

Published: March 11, 2022
Topics: Building Capacity, Education Policy
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Overcoming Differences in Federal Accountability and Assessment Reform

KnowledgeWorks is thinking deeply and critically about a set of policy solutions that will help our country create a bridge...

Published: March 2, 2022
Topics: Education Policy
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The Fast Track to COVID Recovery Is Not Through Tracking

How state and local policymakers can dismantle tracking and build more student-centered, equitable education systems

Published: February 9, 2022
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy
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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
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Measuring Forward: Emerging Trends in K-12 Assessment Innovation

A report on insights and innovations emerging in K-12 assessment systems.

Published: November 8, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Strengthening Systems: How States Are Rethinking Human Capital Systems and Technology Infrastructure in the COVID-19 Era

How 12 states are rethinking systems and infrastructures for supporting individual learning of every student.

Published: October 28, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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Supporting Students in Learning: How States are Rethinking Policies to Support Students in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking policies to support students in the COVID-19 era

Published: October 6, 2021
Topics: Education Policy
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Assessments of and for Learning: How States Are Rethinking Accountability and Assessment Policies in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking system accountability and k-12 assessment systems in the COVID-19 era

Published: September 15, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
Article
Advocacy Is an Art

Exploring community-based advocacy strategies used in environmental folk arts that can be used for personalized-competency-based learning

Published: August 24, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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Cast your vote for KnowledgeWorks in the SXSW EDU 2022 PanelPicker

KnowledgeWorks has submitted three sessions to SXSWedu 2022. Voting to select conference sessions begins now and the process only takes...

Published: August 10, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Common Sense Guide to Using Federal Education Funds

Education leaders can be effective stewards of federal funds to create sustainable shifts to more equitable learning environments. Here’s how.

Published: August 6, 2021
Topics: Education Policy
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Evidence of Learning: How States Are Rethinking Instructional Time and Attendance Policies in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking instructional time and attendance policies in the COVID-19 era

Published: June 28, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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A Need to Evolve: The Impact of Strained Education Systems

What tensions are straining education systems? Explore impacts on learners with disabilities, funding allocation and the educator workforce.

Published: May 27, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning, Impact and Improvement
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How Public Schools Can Grow Stronger out of Strained Systems

COVID-19 and systemic racism have impacted and changed school systems. What does this look like and how can policymakers help?

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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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Redefining Instructional Hours to Promote Systemic Innovation

To allow the district to implement new learning-centric strategies effectively Mahtomedi Public Schools needs to remove barriers, including redefining instructional...

Published: April 15, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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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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Advocating for Personalized, Competency-Based Education: Social Media

As part of our advocacy toolkit, learn strategies for using social media in advocating for personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: March 24, 2021
Topics: 101, Education Policy
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Advocating for Personalized, Competency-Based Education: Calling a Policymaker

As part of our advocacy toolkit, learn the strategy for calling your policymakers in advocating for personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: February 4, 2021
Topics: Education Policy
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Personalized Learning as a Strategy to Support Students During COVID-19: Mapping Education and Policy Trends by the Numbers

Based off proposals to U.S. Department of Education, states continue to look to personalized, competency-based learning practices for more flexibility.

Published: November 12, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Presidential Memo: How The Next President Can Reshape K-12 Education

Recommendations to help our nation’s leaders ensure our education system rebounds stronger than ever.

Published: October 29, 2020
Topics: Education Policy