Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two

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Topics: Education Policy, Scaling

Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two examines three federal innovation competitions to better understand their impact on the growth of competency education.Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two will examine three federal innovation competitions to better understand their impact on the growth of competency education:

  1. Race to the Top
  2. The Investing in Innovation Fund
  3. The Race to the Top-District

KnowledgeWorks’ analysis and conclusions are based on a thorough review of applications submitted by states, districts, and non-profit organizations seeking funds in each of these competitions.

This review of applications provides great insight into the paradigm shift to competency education including evidence of heightened demand for this approach and emerging commonalities across models that will help inform the national conversation about how to develop systems to support this work at scale. Detailed summaries of the applications and their competency elements are included in an appendix section.

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