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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
Article
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
Article
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, ESSA, Future of Learning
Publication
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.

Article
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, ESSA, Future of Learning
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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
Article
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
Article
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...

Article
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
Article
New Beginnings at Fraser Public Schools

Published: December 18, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Our Response to House Momentum on the Higher Education Act

Last week, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee voted to advance legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act –...

Published: December 14, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Higher Education
Article
Reframing Education for the Long Now: Balancing Immediate Needs With Long-Term Transformation

As a system, education straddles the pressures of individuals’ and society’s immediate needs and inequities on the one side with...

Published: December 7, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Article
Grateful for Growth Mindset

Emily Smith shares her gratitude for the focus on a growth mindset in her son's school.

Published: November 22, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Two Associate Degrees at 18 Years Old? That’s the Power of Early College

Can you imagine graduating high school with not one but two associate degrees, as well? That’s a reality for many...

Published: November 20, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
Article
KnowledgeWorks’ Higher Education Policy Debut

After nearly seven years building and advancing a K-12 federal policy agenda, KnowledgeWorks is ready to dive into the uncharted...

Published: November 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Higher Education
Article
Are You Listening to Students?

Published: November 6, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Could DeVos’ Proposed Priorities Support Dual Enrollment?

In a recent proposal, the Trump Education Team recognizes high school students’ ability to earn postsecondary credits & credentials as...

Published: October 19, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
Publication
Evaluating and Continuously Improving an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: October 13, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Personalized Learning, Technology and the Still-Important Role of the Teacher

In today’s education landscape, teachers are more important than ever. That’s just one of many points KnowledgeWorks Director of State...

Published: October 12, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Readiness Skills as Displayed in Young Adult Fiction

How do you track down the evil scientist who infected you with a virus that occasionally turns you into a...

Published: October 9, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Article
Editor’s Choice: Award-Winning ESSA Personalized Learning Moments

After many long months of reading ESSA state plans and sharing our personalized learning finds, the KnowledgeWorks policy team decided...

Published: September 27, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA