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Making the Dream of College Attainable: Celebrating Early College High Schools

KnowledgeWorks Early College High Schools provide the necessary support for first-generation college goers to help them succeed.

Published: March 21, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Measuring the Tough to Measure

A new report from the Asia Society provides major themes to consider when attempting to pick an assessment: instructional, practical,...

Published: March 19, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Learning Corridors

As learning de-institutionalizes, we are moving toward an expanded learning ecosystem that has the potential to provide radically personalized learning...

Published: March 14, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Early College High School Success Story: Lauren Merrell

A first-generation college goer, Lauren Merrell graduated high school with her diploma and enough college credits to allow her to...

Published: March 14, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Is Oregon Ready to Scale Competency Education?

Last week my colleague, Jesse Moyer, and I had the pleasure of facilitating a session at the 2014 Northwest Proficiency/Competency...

Published: March 13, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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With Sprinkles Please

Matt Williams writes about why the latest Race to the Top iteration adds to an increasingly disjointed education policy agenda....

Published: March 4, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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From Enrollment to Completion

I read with great interest and high regard the recent ECS report, “Increasing Student Access and Success in Dual Enrollment...

Published: February 20, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, Higher Education
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Historical Perspective: From Old School to New Competencies

Competency-based education shifts learning to an individualized pace and approach.

Published: February 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Getting Kids Access to College About More Than Politics

Most of the reactions I’ve been seeing to last night’s State of the Union address fall predictably into three camps:...

Published: January 29, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Changing the Experience of First-Generation College Goers

At KnowledgeWorks early college high schools, we create individualized learning plans for students, provide them the necessary supports and create...

Published: January 17, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Success at Frederick Douglass High School

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. are visiting Frederick Douglass High School to discuss new...

Published: January 8, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two

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

Published: June 6, 2013
Topics: Education Policy
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Kick Start Your Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 5): Honor Staff Contributions

Take some time to think about how you have honored your staff in the past and what you might do...

Published: June 5, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Competency Education Series: Policy Brief One

Competency Education Series: Policy Brief One includes a working definition for competency education, examples of states doing the work and suggestions...

Published: April 25, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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High School Race to the Top

This paper provides an overview of the 10 Essential Elements for high school reform as well as real-world examples from...

Published: March 28, 2013
Topics: Education Policy
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Note Making: Brain Exercise to Enhance Reading Comprehension Skills

Reading is a fundamental task and too many students are not demonstrating mastery of reading comprehension and inference skills.

Published: January 24, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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An ESEA State Waiver Strategy

States are in dire need of comprehensive education reform that embraces a new way of thinking – a shift from...

Published: December 19, 2012
Topics: Education Policy
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Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 3): Four Tips for Authentic Student Empowerment

Students who feel authentically empowered within their classroom and school are more engaged in the work and demonstrate better behavior...

Published: October 15, 2012
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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A Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation

A Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation

Published: May 22, 2012
Topics: Education Policy
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Comments on Proposed District Race to the Top Program

Read KnowledgeWorks comments to the U.S. Department of Education about their proposed District Race to the Top Program.

Published: June 8, 2011
Topics: Education Policy