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Discussing the Future of Credentials on EduTalk Radio

As the education and workforce sectors become more personalized environments, credentialing systems will also need to reflect 21st-century learning and working.

Published: April 27, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Looking to Partnerships in Early College Success

Collaboration, networking and leveraging existing relationships are necessary aspects to create the partnerships that lead to success.

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ESEA Reauthorization: An Opportunity to Rethink School Improvement, Rigor and Relevance

The Every Child Achieves Act, the Senate’s most recent proposal for reauthorization of the ESEA does two important things to...

Published: April 16, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy
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Senate Committee Gives Competency Education Major Boost in ESEA

Today, the Senate HELP Committee is expected to approve a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill called the Every Child Achieves Act...

Published: April 16, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Exercising Choice over the Future of Learning

We engage education stakeholders in strategic foresight to help illuminate strategic possibilities for the future of learning.

Published: April 13, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Exploring the Expanding Spiritual Ecosystem

What’s emerging on the spiritual landscape and what might those changes signal for mainline protestant denominations and local churches ten...

Published: April 6, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Early College High Schools

Guest post by Mary Tighe Early College Week was last week, and we celebrated by launching two new papers (one...

Published: March 31, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy
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Early College High Schools: Building a New Normal for an Outdated Education System

We need an innovative solution to increase the number of college degrees to grow the workforce. We need an option...

Published: March 27, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy
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Preparing for the Future at Marysville Early College High School

Matthew Chalmers has big plans for his future: college, medical school and a career as a surgeon. But first, he...

Published: March 27, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy
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Q&A With Marysville Early College High School Teacher Jodi Robertson

In honor of Early College High School Week, we did a Q&A with teacher Jodi Robertson.

Published: March 26, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Visionary Leadership for Personalized Learning

Moving a district toward personalized learning is hard but necessary work, observed one participant of a NSBA session.

Published: March 23, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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A Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation 2015

This Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation is part of a series released to help states design innovative school improvement...

Published: March 23, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Discussing How to Scale Innovative Learning at NSBA Conference

This weekend, Matt Williams and Katherine Prince are presenting at the National School Boards Association 75th Annual Conference during their...

Published: March 20, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Preparing the Next-Generation Workforce: Jim Carroll at the 2015 Experience Conference

“How do you think about careers and skills in time of rapid change?” This was the question Jim Carroll asked...

Published: March 16, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Capitalizing on Potential: Scaling Early College High Schools

With early college high school, we can increase the number of individuals successfully navigating high school, matriculating, and completing a...

Published: March 16, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, Higher Education
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Top Five Competency Takeaways from RSU 2 Superintendent Virgel Hammonds

Potential pilots proposed in Ohio, a study by KnowledgeWorks and Nellie Mae Education Foundation and a KnowledgeWorks webinar, competency education is...

Published: March 10, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Testifying for Competency-Based Education Pilots in Ohio

Matt Williams testified before the Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Sub-Committee on Primary and Secondary Education in support of the...

Published: March 5, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Rebuilding Education’s Future to Serve Students Rather Than Politics

In recent Twitter chats, so many individuals recognized that a more equitable system is needed, but similar to the JFF...

Published: March 2, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Moving Personalized Learning out of “Pilot Phase”

Broadly speaking, personalized learning is stuck in the school pilot phase. How do we reach a level of scale that...

Published: February 27, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Breaking down the Policy Barriers Facing K-12 Competency Education

Breaking down the Policy Barriers Facing K-12 Competency Education

Published: February 20, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

This paper addresses three policy areas to focus on in building an educational system that supports competency education.

Published: February 17, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Encouraging Policymakers to Stand Up for ECHS

KnowledgeWorks early college high schools offer traditionally underserved students the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit...

Published: February 3, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy
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Haircuts and Love Notes Don’t Matter, but Supporting Personalized Education Does

By Jesse Moyer The last few weeks have been a pretty exciting time, both personally and professionally. No, it isn’t...

Published: February 3, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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2015 ESEA Collective Impact Recommendations

Federal policymakers can support the impact of these partnerships by adopting collective impact recommendations in the next ESEA reauthorization.

Published: February 3, 2015
Topics: Education Policy