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Maine District Extends Learning Into the Community

A Maine school district is creating a central hub for the community to share real-world learning opportunities.

Published: August 21, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit for Exploring the Future

This toolkit supports conversations about how schools and communities might respond to the changing landscape to shape the future of...

Published: July 16, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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How Can Districts Deepen Community Partnerships? 7 Strategies RSU2 is Using to Tap Into Local Resources

Learn seven strategies RSU2 is using to partner with community to provide more relevant learning opportunities for students.

Published: April 9, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships
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From a Parent: Community Engagement Matters

A parent shares his experience on the benefits of co-creating a vision for your school.

Published: April 4, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Vision and Culture
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Regional Conversation on Redefining Readiness

The Pittsburgh region has begun the process of thinking through how readiness might come to be redefined.

Published: March 26, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Shaping the Future of Readiness Together

A new discussion and facilitation guide supports facilitating and participating in meaningful conversations about the future of readiness in communities.

Published: February 28, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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Visioning Toolkit: Laying the Groundwork for a Community-Wide Vision for Personalized Learning

A community-wide vision for personalized learning is essential for a successful implementation of personalized learning.

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Shaping the Future of Readiness: A Discussion and Facilitation Guide

This discussion guide aims to assist communities in supporting meaningful discussions that lead to concrete next steps that support future...

Published: January 30, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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New Intergenerational Success Project an Investment in the Future of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Guest post by Judy Peppler, former president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks A new effort is going to help improve outcomes...

Published: September 25, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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A Student-Centered Approach at Avondale Elementary School

It's neighborhood school feel, despite it’s city location is one thing Avondale Elementary Principal Courtney Nelson thinks makes her school...

Published: September 12, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Sharing the Load: How You Can Work Together With Local Business and Community Leaders

An essential component to a strong learning community is transparency – everyone, from students to teachers and parents, business and...

Published: August 11, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Unlikely Partnerships: Superintendents Can Find Additional Support Outside District

Guest post by Mary Tighe Personalized learning doesn’t happen in a bubble. Instead, it depends on support from a network...

Published: August 7, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Capability Building: It’s Not What You Know. It’s How You Behave.

Learn the five things that are critical to changing hearts and minds in the pursuit of collective impact, as shared...

Published: July 21, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Advice for Superintendents – From a Superintendent

Learn three key areas for focus for those looking to make the transition to personalized learning from a superintendent who...

Published: July 17, 2017
Topics: 101, Community Partnerships
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An Essential Element in Making the Transition to Personalized Learning: Community

Guest post by Mary Tighe If there’s one thing Steve Schultz emphasizes about his school district’s journey to personalized learning,...

Published: June 27, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Learning is a Community-Wide Endeavor

By Jesse Moyer Among the many benefits of strong school – community partnerships is that students get access to new...

Published: June 22, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Don’t Build a Glass House, Cultivate a Learning Community

By Jesse Moyer At KnowledgeWorks, when you hear us talk about those we serve, you will rarely hear us mention...

Published: June 5, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Strong School-Community Partnerships Benefit Everyone

Prior to opening Marysville Early College High School, Principal Kathy McKinniss thought about community partnerships as a one-way assist, a...

Published: May 31, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Early College High School
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There is No One-Size-Fits-All for School Communication

Guest post by Mary Tighe How do you engage an audience around a goal? How do you convince them to...

Published: May 22, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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Creating Personalized, Community-Oriented Learning Pathways

At KnowledgeWorks, we work to foster meaningful personalized learning for all young people to help them prepare for college, career,...

Published: May 1, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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Afterschool Programs Help Foster Future Readiness

Discussions of college and career readiness and personalized learning often focus primarily on the learning that happens in school. While...

Published: April 24, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Six Ways to Maximize Your School Partnerships

Strong learning communities are made up of more than just a school, its staff and students. Rather, they pull from...

Published: April 10, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Early College High School