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Improving Student Outcomes Through Collective Impact: A Guide for Federal Policymakers

As the largest investor in the nation's education system, the federal government is in a unique position to help scale...

Published: October 14, 2014
Topics: Building Capacity, Education Policy, Systems Change
Competency Education State by State

Competency education, and the policies supporting its growth in K-12 education, continues to advance in states around the country.

Published: April 10, 2014
K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education

This paper provides federal policymakers and advocates with comprehensive ideas for transforming federal policy to support the transition to competency-based...

Published: April 2, 2014
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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
New Report on Competency Education – Building Capacity for Systems Change

A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change is an attempt to jumpstart a conversation about...

Published: February 3, 2014
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
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
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