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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
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2015 ESEA High School Reform Recommendations

Federal policymakers can improve alignment between high school, postsecondary education and the workforce by implementing these 2015 ESEA recommendations.

Published: February 3, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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2015 ESEA Recommendations

KnowledgeWorks encourages federal policymakers to reauthorize ESEA during the 114th Congress to help states and districts better align their education...

Published: February 2, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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How to Find Balance on Mandated Testing? Ask the Right Questions.

The current tension around testing is fueled by many issues and layers of the system. It is not simply a...

Published: February 2, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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ESEA Discussion Draft Creates Opportunity for Wide Range of Stakeholder Input, Including Competency Education

As a growing number of states and districts adopt competency-based models and practices, federal policy must evolve to support education...

Published: January 26, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Stepping Into the Complex World of Education Data Systems

States like Virginia and New Hampshire understand that it is not really possible to actualize school improvement when data is...

Published: January 22, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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2015 ESEA Competency Recommendations

KnowledgeWorks and The International Association for K-12 Online Learning have partnered to release recommendations for ESEA reauthorization.

Published: January 15, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Competency Education Gains a Seat at the Congressional Negotiating Table

After years of running up against federal time-based policy barriers, Lamar Alexander (R–TN) released a discussion draft for reauthorization of...

Published: January 15, 2015
Topics: Education Policy
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Launching the District Conditions of Scale

By Jesse Moyer  It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since we launched the District Conditions for Scale. With...

Published: December 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Exploring Possibilities for Districts in Texas

Katherine Prince, Jesse Moyer and Jason Swanson collaborated with TASA to involve their members in exploring how they might move...

Published: December 3, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Sharing Educational Insight at iNACOL Annual Symposium

More than 2,500 experts and educational leaders explored the next-generation of learning at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning...

Published: November 10, 2014
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning©

What are the conditions that a K-12 school district should put in place to support the scaling of personalized learning?

Published: November 6, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Congratulations to Akron – Talent Dividend Prize Winner

From 2010 to 2013, Akron had an increase of more than 20 percent in the number of students earning associate,...

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Big Data Backlash

Matt Williams led and facilitated a session at the Grantmakers for Education’s (GFE) annual conference in Miami. The session was...

Published: October 30, 2014
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy
Article
When discussing preschool, quality is key

What catalyst is needed to dramatically grow preschool enrollment? Why has it stalled? What can state and city governments do...

Published: October 29, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Educating all students at the highest level, no matter how difficult

Recently, Education Next, published quarterly by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is also sponsored by Program on Education Policy and...

Published: October 28, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Finding inspiration in a 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Education is a human right. It has the power to transform lives, lift people out of current circumstances, and propel...

Published: October 21, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Collective Impact: The End of Piecemeal Education Reform

Did you know the United States spends more educating its citizens than any other developed nation, yet we continue to...

Published: October 20, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Improving Student Outcomes Through Collective Impact: A Guide for Federal Policymakers

As the largest investor in the nation's education system, the federal government is in a unique position to help scale...

Published: October 14, 2014
Topics: Building Capacity, Education Policy, Systems Change
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When Success and Failure Look the Same

You don’t have to spend too much time in education to run into two often-frustrating facts: Too many children are...

Published: September 25, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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ESEA Waivers Stunt Education Innovation

There is uneven implementation of states’ waivers across the country and what seems to be inconsistent monitoring and enforcement from...

Published: September 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Will Learning Agents Outside Schools Form a Supplemental Profession?

What might teaching look like in ten years if today’s public education system does not change significantly but professionals from...

Published: September 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Fixing the Education Accountability System

By Jesse Moyer Last week, I finally had time to read, Fixing Our National Accountability System by Marc Tucker. I...

Published: September 11, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Reducing the Sting of College Debt

Even though recent studies are reaffirming the value of a college education, tuition costs can still be staggeringly high. They...

Published: September 10, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Higher Education