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The Moment That Changed Perceptions of What Is Possible: Personal Stories of Transformation

Listen to five people share their personal stories about moments that helped them expand their ideas about what is possible...

Published: April 27, 2023
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Vision and Culture
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Caring for Student Health as an Educational Strategy

Health care represents an important component of student care.

Published: December 5, 2022
Topics: Education Equity, Overcoming Challenges, Social Emotional Learning
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Becoming More Responsive to Student and Community Needs

Never “no.” Always “yes” or “not yet, but we’ll figure it out.”

Published: November 28, 2022
Topics: Education Equity, Overcoming Challenges, Social Emotional Learning
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Engaging Families and Communities to Strengthen Student Supports and Services

These Ohio districts connect with families and reduce barriers to access.

Published: November 21, 2022
Topics: Education Equity, Overcoming Challenges, Social Emotional Learning
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How Districts in Ohio Actualize Whole Child Principles

These Ohio districts convene the community to actualize whole child principles.

Published: November 15, 2022
Topics: Education Equity, Overcoming Challenges, Social Emotional Learning
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Politicizing Public Education: The Wrong End of Being Right

There was a rush to blame after the release of the NAEP scores – but our learners need something different.

Published: November 10, 2022
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Overcoming Challenges
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State-level Approaches and Strategies for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Learn more about state-level approaches and strategies for implementing personalized, competency-based learning based on research findings.

Published: August 19, 2022
Topics: Impact and Improvement, Overcoming Challenges, Systems Change
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Could education help us reconnect?

The fight for just societies is setting the context for the future of learning and creating shared, existential challenges that...

Published: April 20, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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The Stories You Loved in 2021

Here are the resources from 2021 that you found valuable to help make education more resilient, sustainable and flexible.

Published: December 16, 2021
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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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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Instead of Talking About Learning Loss, Let’s Talk About Learning Gained

We have an opportunity to help our students own their learning from the past eighteen months.

Published: October 12, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Overcoming Challenges
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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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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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Hands-on Work and Team Effort: Pandemic Learning at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center

The pandemic provided an opportunity to try something learner-centered and new – and staff don’t think they’ll ever go back.

Published: July 5, 2021
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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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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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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A Discussion About Leading the Future of Learning

View a recording of a webinar focused on tensions affecting leadership in education.

Published: April 8, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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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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Grappling with Today’s Education Tensions

Complication and opportunity were keywords in conversation with KnowledgeWorks staff while discussing tensions affecting education's futures.

Published: March 9, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Education in the Balance: Tensions Affecting Education’s Futures

Exposing issues as COVID-19 continues to unfold and the longstanding movement toward racial justice continues to gain traction

Published: January 13, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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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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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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Facing Uncertainty: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

How does the future of learning look when faced with uncertainties presented by COVID-19? Katie King and Anne Olson discuss.

Published: July 23, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Two Years Closer to Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota

Two years in, these four districts share milestones reached in pioneering personalized, competency-based learning – and the distance learning challenges...

Published: June 2, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges