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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, 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
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EdWeek Asks the Right Questions About ESSA’s Innovative Assessment Pilot

More than a year and a half after it's launch, Education Week is wondering: “What the Heck Happened to ESSA’s...

Published: August 11, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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ESSA Trends in School Support and Improvement: Meeting Students Where They Are

If we want to improve schools and communities, we need to first meet students where they are. This isn’t a...

Published: August 10, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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We need your help! Vote for KnowledgeWorks to present at SXSWedu!

Guest post by Mary Tighe KnowledgeWorks is hoping to present at SXSWedu and we’d like your help. Frankly, we’d like...

Published: August 7, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Personalized Learning and Discovery

Lindsey Bowen, a KnowledgeWorks intern, shares her own story with personalized learning. "To me, personalized learning means discovery."

Published: August 4, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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ESSA: Bright Spots in Student-Centered Accountability Design

KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of National Policy shares examples of states advance student-centered concepts in their accountability systems under ESSA.

Published: August 2, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Top Six ESSA Trends in Student-Centered Accountability Design

The Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA) gift of broad flexibility for states to design accountability systems that align to their...

Published: July 26, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Interview with Marina Hopkins: How Does StrivePartnership Use Data to Help Improve Student Outcomes

In a student’s life, timely and appropriate interventions could be the difference between graduation and dropping out. It could also...

Published: July 24, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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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
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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?

When I graduated high school, I was branded with the what have become in education circles the three universal labels...

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