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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
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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
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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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Advocacy and Education Policies of Tomorrow

What possible futures does Anne Olson see in education policy, and what advocacy strategies can take us there? See her...

Published: September 28, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Collectively Striving for a More Perfect Union

In response to the “patriotic education" Executive Order, we stress understanding our history, good and bad, to create a just,...

Published: September 24, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Systems Change
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Indeed, Kansans Can: Innovation in the Wake of COVID-19

How Kansas is building on years of supporting innovation in education policy during COVID-19.

Published: September 8, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Words Matter: How Utah is Updating Education Policy to Signal the Future of Learning in the State

How can a simple change of phrase lead to a change in accountability systems? See how Utah implemented changes, all...

Published: August 27, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Using Personalized, Competency-Based Learning to Address System Disruptions

How can schools improve the high school to post-secondary transition during a pandemic? ECS released six briefs to help conceptualize.

Published: August 14, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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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