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North Dakota School District Ready to Make Bold Changes

Four districts in North Dakota are leading the way in implementing personalized, competency-based learning in the state.

Published: August 28, 2018
Topics: Education Policy
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Louisiana and New Hampshire Share their Hopes for the Innovative Assessment Pilot

Louisiana and New Hampshire were the first to apply for ESSA’s new Innovative Assessment pilot.

Published: July 9, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Louisiana and New Hampshire Leverage ESSA’s Innovative Assessment Pilot

The unique approaches of Louisiana and New Hampshire to next generation assessment design are visionary and inspired by the students...

Published: June 30, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Early Adopters Critical to Shaping Learning Environments of Today and Tomorrow

Education policy, school districts and early adopters all play important roles in supporting personalized, innovative, competency-based learning.

Published: May 16, 2018
Topics: 101, Education Policy
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Lessons From Personalized Learning and Competency-Based Education State Pilots

There is much to be learned from states who have piloted personalized and competency-based learning initiatives.

Published: May 10, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Building a High-Quality System of Assessments: New Paper Outlines 10 Organizing Principles

The principles outlined in this paper will help states and districts build and evolve a high-quality system of assessments that...

Published: April 11, 2018
Topics: Assessement & Accountability, Education Policy, Scaling
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What’s Next for Education Changemakers? A Conversation with Lillian Pace

Lillian Pace reflects on "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?"

Published: April 2, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Personalized Learning and ESSA: An Important Signal of Education Innovation

A new paper includes a quantitative dashboard of data on personalized learning strategies in state ESSA plans and deeper dives...

Published: March 27, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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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.

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Future-Ready Personalized Learning: Levers of Change

Stewarding education systems through the era shift that is underway is going to take persistent and creative work by many...

Published: March 20, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning
Publication
Personalized Learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act

This publication elevates trends that emerged during a year-long review of state plans and drafts for the Every Student Succeeds...

Published: March 14, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Infographic
ESSA Personalized Learning Dashboard

The ESSA Personalized Learning Dashboard offers a quick summary of how states are advancing personalized learning in their ESSA plans.

Published: March 14, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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States Leading Innovation in Education In Multiple Ways, On Multiple Fronts

ESSA provides just one piece to the education innovation puzzle. State policy plays a significant role in advancing innovative practices.

Published: March 13, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
North Dakota Comes Together to Personalize Learning Through Innovative Policy

The new vision for the future of North Dakota’s education system is centered on innovative, personalized learning.

Published: March 7, 2018
Topics: Education Policy
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Exploring the Future of Education Changemaking: A Q&A with Judy Peppler and Michael DiMaggio of KnowledgeWorks

Judy Peppler and Michael DiMaggio reflect on "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?"

Published: March 6, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, 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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Reframing Education for the Long Now: Education as Intellectual Infrastructure

As a form of intellectual infrastructure, education is well-positioned to take advantage of both the rapid testing of new ideas...

Published: January 22, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning, Readiness
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Advancing Personalized Learning through the Higher Education Act

KnowledgeWorks recommendations for reauthorizing the federal Higher Education Act call on Congress to break down traditional barriers so all learners...

Published: January 16, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, Higher Education
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5 Goals to Set This Year for a Strong School Culture

If you want support for big ideas and transformational school change, you have to provide a forum for open communication....

Published: January 11, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Vision and Culture
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Classroom Practices to Develop Social-Emotional Skills

Learn classroom practices to help students develop the critical social-emotional skills that learners are going to need to succeed in...

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A New Year’s Launch of the Innovative Assessment Pilot

After two years of writing and advocating for launch of the Innovative Assessment Pilot in ESSA, January kicks off with...

Published: January 3, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Readiness