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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, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning, Readiness
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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
Article
The Intersection of Immigration and Readiness

Emotional regulation, deep self-knowledge and empathy and perspective-taking were key to Rolando Fernando's experience as immigrant, student and professional.

Published: September 20, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning, Readiness
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From Early Computers to the Cloud: The Changing World of Work

Asking educators to imagine the world of 2040 seems like a stretch, but when you take a moment to think...

Published: September 14, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning, Readiness
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Supporting All Students: ESSA Plan Examples

Over the course of this blogging series, KnowledgeWorks’ policy team has discussed the prominent trends and leading states in maximizing...

Published: September 13, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Readiness
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How States Are Using Personalized Learning To Support All Students In Their ESSA Plans

Enthusiasm around the passage of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) focused on a new opportunity to create education plans tailored...

Published: September 6, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Why are Standard Operating Procedures a Necessary Foundation for Positive School Culture?

Have you ever watched the scene in The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon uses a flow chart for how to...

Published: August 31, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
ESSA: State Pioneers in Personalized Educator Support

Guest post by Tyler Barnett As students pour back into schoolhouses around the country for yet another year of learning,...

Published: August 30, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
After Reading 10,000+ College Applications, Will Geiger knows a Thing or Two about “Readiness”

Guest post by Mary Tighe If you want to have an interesting conversation about “readiness” and the workforce, Will Geiger...

Published: August 23, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning, Readiness
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ESSA: Exciting New Strategies for Educator Effectiveness

Guest post by Tyler Barnett With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, the federal government...

Published: August 23, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Five Examples of Effective School Communication Strategies, on Five Different Platforms

Communicating effectively to people throughout your school district presents several challenges. What’s your message, who needs to hear what and,...

Published: August 18, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Charlottesville and Talking to Students about Traumatic Events

Conversations about events like the one in Charlottesville are critical. Here are some resources for talking with your students and...

Published: August 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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ESSA and Personalized Supports: Interesting Examples of Opportunities to Improve Accountability in States

Last week I explored some trends in how states are approaching ESSA’s School Support and Improvement provisions. The trends I...

Published: August 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Readiness
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Savannah VanGotum: CPI NAN

Savannah VanGotum was 1 of 3 student winners of the Imagine FutureEd™ student design competition, which had students envision the...

Published: August 16, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, Emerging Trends, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Interested In State ESSA Plans? This Webinar Is For You.

Guest post by Mary Tighe States are using flexibility in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to embrace and advance...

Published: August 14, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA