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Positive Math Growth Mindset Environment

StrivePartnership has recently pursued helping move the needle on middle grade math outcomes.

Published: June 7, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships, Overcoming Challenges
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What Are the Basics of a Trauma-Informed Environment?

The basis of a trauma-informed environment is resilience.

Published: February 7, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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What Is the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Assessment and How Is It Used?

The ACE Assessment looks at abuse, neglect and family dysfunction,

Published: February 6, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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How Does Complex Trauma Affect Children and Adolescents?

While we may not always know about it, there are children within each of our communities experiencing trauma.

Published: February 5, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Student-Driven Restorative Justice

These middle school students are leading restorative justice circles to remedy conflict and teen drama.

Published: January 4, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Rebuilding in Christchurch: Creating the Future of Learning

Central to the approach we take the future of learning at KnowledgeWorks is the notion that the future is not...

Published: July 24, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Alternative High School Students Have a Passion for Giving Back to the Community

Students at R-5 high school in Colorado have a passion for giving back to the community – and their learning...

Published: July 17, 2018
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Vision and Culture
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Collaborating to Better Serve Disengaged Students in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Education is partnering with KnowledgeWorks to make the benefits of Alternative Pathways to Success available to...

Published: March 21, 2018
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
Success Story
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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Back-to-School Culture Toolkit for K-12 Leaders

The Get Ready: Back-to-School Culture Toolkit shared insights from other school districts and school leaders.

Success Story
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
Success Story
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
Success Story
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
Success Story
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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The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers explores what drives educators to build personalized learning environments in...

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KnowledgeWorks Early College High School Infographic

Our data helps illustrate that early college high school work. View an infographic detailing outcomes from KnowledgeWorks school partners, which...

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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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Achieving the New Normal: A Discussion of Strategies to Realize the Goal of “College for All”

This paper makes the case for early college high schools as the most effective way to ensure low income, first-generation...

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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