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Student Success Story: How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Helps One Student Share His Passion With the World

Find out how personalized learning and competency-based education is helping Lewis Cha to share his passion for technology and computers...

Published: August 17, 2017
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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How One Conversation Started a School Transformation

A conversation between a former graduate and a high school principal sparked a district-wide change towards personalized learning.

Published: July 20, 2017
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How Five Communities in Maine Reimagined Learning Through Competency-Based Education

Learn more about the personalized learning journey of RSU2 and how community was essential to the success of student-centered personalized...

Published: July 6, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Overcoming Challenges
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Student Success Story: How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Empowers Students to Make a Change in the World

When Ikonkar Kaur Khalsa thinks about her future, she knows exactly what she wants, and a competency-based education is helping...

Published: June 29, 2017
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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How One Graduate Helped Shape Her Education

It’s graduation season, and one of the most rewarding experiences is hearing about the successes of learners I’ve had the...

Published: June 6, 2017
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Competency-Based Education: Helping One Graduate to Help Others

Graduation is a special time of year, and it’s great to see how our learners are doing exceptional things as...

Published: May 30, 2017
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From a Graduate: Personalized Learning Is What Every Student Deserves

Dulce Diaz's opportunities in the competency-based environment helped her learn how she learned, and how to make meaningful connections to...

Published: May 16, 2017
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Self-Reliance = Success through Competency-Based Education

Emily Levasseur's experiences in a competency-based environment included cultivating civic and social responsibility and an appreciation for diversity.

Published: May 16, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Overcoming Challenges
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Case Study: Building a Vision for All Students in Marysville, Ohio

Read a case study about Marysville Exempted Village School District to learn how they are better serving all learners through...

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Case Study: Everyone’s a Partner at Clean Technologies Early College High School

This case study about Clean Technologies Early College High School shows how the schools better prepared students for college and...

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Case Study: Personalizing Learning for Students and Teachers in Marysville, Ohio

Read a case study about Marysville School District in Marysville, Ohio, and how they are transforming teaching and learning for...

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Case Study: Your Background Doesn’t Determine Your Future Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School

Smart Scholars Early College High School partners with the State University of New York and Schenectady County Community College to...

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Expanding Horizons at Early College

Diamonta' Seabron is a graduate of Toledo Early College High School. We asked him to share a little with us...

Published: June 8, 2016
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Early College Builds Confidence: One Student’s Story

Yasmina Ahmad, a first generation college-goer and the child of Lebanese immigrants, is graduating from Toledo Early College High School...

Published: May 25, 2016
Topics: Early College High School
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Catching up with Joe Vincer, Lorain County Early College High School Graduate

Joe Vincer is a 2014 graduate of Lorain County Early College High School. We checked in with him to see...

Published: April 21, 2016
Topics: Early College High School
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Case Study: Akron Early College High School

Read a case study about Timken Early College High School to learn how this school shows how an early college...

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Case Study: Timken Early College High School Offers a Way Up, Not a Way Out

Read a case study about Timken Early College High School to learn how this school shows how an early college...

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“I’ll accomplish whatever I put my mind to.”

Tyler Maben's experience at Lorain County Early College High School wasn't without challenges, but now she believes in herself.

Published: January 5, 2016
Topics: Early College High School
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2015: A Year in Review

Read our most popular blog posts from 2015: about early college, student success stories and examples of schools leading the...

Published: December 22, 2015
Topics: Early College High School
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Lorain County Early College High School Graduate Spotlight

Mark Ballard II is a 2012 graduate of Lorain County Early College High School. We checked in with him to...

Published: December 22, 2015
Topics: Early College High School
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Preparing For a Career in Education

Bethany Bryner is a 2008 graduate of Lorain County Early College High School, the inaugural class of the school. We...

Published: December 15, 2015
Topics: Early College High School
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More Firsts for Youngstown Early College Students

Congratulations to Shyann Green and Jordan Rawl at Youngstown Early College! Your accomplishments illustrate the power of early college.

Published: December 11, 2015
Topics: Early College High School
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Two Early College Experiences, Two Futures Looking Bright

Twins Chelsea and Hannah are a 2012 graduates of Lorain County Early College High School. We checked in with them...

Published: December 9, 2015
Topics: Early College High School
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Lorain County Early College High School Graduate Pursuing Career That Allows Her to Help Less Fortunate, Underrepresented Populations

Parris Smith is a 2010 graduate of Lorain County Early College High School. We checked in with her to see...

Published: November 3, 2015
Topics: Early College High School