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Decoding ESSA: A Blog Series that Uncovers Promising State Strategies to Enable Personalized Learning

Across the country, policymakers and communities are working together to develop new, innovative ways to advance personalized learning and rethink...

Published: July 19, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Excelling in a World That Includes Smart Machine Partners, and a Personal Quest to Reframe Robots as Partners in Progress

My history with robots is informed by pop-culture. Rosie from The Jetsons. Vicki from Small Wonder. All of the Transformers....

Published: July 13, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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New Study Reiterates Importance of Culture, Transparency and Vision to Personalized Learning

RAND study examining personalized learning include recommendations that align with what KnowledgeWorks is doing alongside policymakers & school districts.

Published: July 12, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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
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Social-Emotional Skills: The Core of Future Readiness

Sometimes my five-year-old daughter Chloe melts down at bath time. Her behavior is pretty typical of a tired child: running...

Published: June 29, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Personalizing Learning to Make it Relevant, Challenging and Appropriate in an Urban Setting

Learn three ways Alexis Chambers “fell” into personalized learning and made learning relevant, challenging and appropriate for students in an...

Published: June 28, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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The Current State of Education Media: An Interview with Charles Sosnik of the MindRocket Media Group

Guest post by Mary Tighe Education is full of trends and fads that come and go. But there are some...

Published: June 20, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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College in High School Alliance to Promote Opportunities for Students to Earn College Credit in High School

KnowledgeWorks has been partnering with early college high schools for more than ten years and we have seen the power...

Published: June 15, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Higher Education
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The Power of Storytelling to Deliver Your Message Across Audiences

Guest post by Mary Tighe Every community has various audiences with diverse perspective. Involved parents with kids in the school...

Published: June 13, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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What is the difference between traditional learning environments and competency-based education?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens up new opportunities for states to offer personalized learning options for students. This...

Published: June 9, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Getting to the Root of the “Why” with a Profile of a Graduate

A profile of a graduate helps the community, district, school, teacher get to the root of the why behind shifting...

Published: June 7, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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These States are Making Moves toward Competency-Based Education

Guest post by Mary Tighe Legislators in North Dakota, Utah, Illinois and Idaho are making moves. Each state has used...

Published: June 1, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Thinking Beyond the Schoolhouse

My ten-year-old nephew is in fourth grade in North Carolina. He plays the recorder, as all fourth graders in North...

Published: May 26, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Do the Labels We Assign Students Inhibit Success?

By Byron P. White, EdD. When I graduated high school, I was branded with the what have become in education...

Published: May 25, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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There is No One-Size-Fits-All for School Communication

Guest post by Mary Tighe How do you engage an audience around a goal? How do you convince them to...

Published: May 22, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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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Encouraging Students to Be Risk-Takers #ThankATeacher

Celebrating accomplishments born of courage and the work itself, fosters a culture of risk-takers. How can teachers encourage risk-taking?

Published: May 11, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Afterschool Programs Help Foster Future Readiness

Discussions of college and career readiness and personalized learning often focus primarily on the learning that happens in school. While...

Published: April 24, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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The Role of a College Liaison to an Early College

Secondary and post-secondary education often operate in very distinct silos that don’t interact. It’s the job of people like Dennis...

Published: April 5, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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EdLeader21 Launches Profile of a Graduate

Published: March 28, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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A High School Senior’s Testimony to the North Dakota House Education Committee in Favor of SB 2186

High school senior Dawson Schefter from North Dakota testified to the House Education Committee in support of a bill promoting...

Published: March 24, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Virgel Hammonds and Susan Patrick to Present at the National School Boards Association 2017 Annual Conference

At this year's NSBA 2017 Annual Conference on March 26, Virgel Hammonds and Susan Patrick will present “A National Perspective...

Published: March 24, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Is your district ready for personalized learning?

KnowledgeWorks has a new 4-question self-assessment to quickly evaluate your district’s readiness to scale personalized learning and help you get...

Published: March 23, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA