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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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How do we move to learning systems with personalized learning at their core?

Personalized learning is stuck in the school pilot phase. There are countless examples of personalized learning environments and schools from...

Published: April 19, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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Preparing Students for Global Success

Guest post by Mary Tighe We sat a neighborhood restaurant, catching up over an oh-so-American meal: cheeseburgers, fries and a...

Published: April 18, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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Getting Ohio Students on the Fast Track to College: Early College High School Versus College Credit Plus

There are multiple pathways through which Ohio high school students can get college experience, but not all are created equal....

Published: April 13, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy
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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
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Student-Centered Learning through Early College and Competency-Based Education in Marysville, Ohio

When outlining the essentials of implementing early college and competency-based education, educators from Marysville School District in Marysville, Ohio, encourage...

Published: March 22, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Strategies for Personalizing the Every Student Succeeds Act: An opportunity to think differently about education

By Tim McKeny and Brenda Neel, Technical Assistance Coaches with KnowledgeWorks According to Lillian Pace, KnowledgeWorks vice president of policy and...

Published: March 15, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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An Investment in Ohio Education Innovation is an Investment in Ohio’s Economic Future

Last week, at the request of the Speaker of the House, I testified before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on...

Published: March 9, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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10 Essentials for Successfully Scaling Personalized Learning

By Jesse Moyer Scaling personalized learning at the district level may seem like a daunting task, and it is.  But...

Published: March 8, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Broadening Possibilities: Seven Ways for Higher Education to Shape the Future

From a higher education perspective, signals of change related to drivers described in the most recent KnowledgeWorks Future Forecast are...

Published: March 7, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning, Higher Education
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How to Scale College in High School

How to Scale College in High School is a guide for state and local policymakers.

Published: February 23, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Higher Education
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A Closer Look at One Indiana School District’s Implementation Competency-Based Education

Guest post by Mary Tighe “This is a critical moment for the state of Indiana,” KnowledgeWorks Executive Vice President and...

Published: February 21, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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KnowledgeWorks Launches Interactive Resource on Statewide Strategies to Advance Personalized Learning Under ESSA

KnowledgeWorks announces the launch of a new, interactive, online resource, A Nationwide Look at State Strategies to Advance Personalized Learning.

Published: February 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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ESSA and Personalized Learning: State by State

Learn what states are advancing personalized learning and improving equitable outcomes for their students under ESSA.

Published: February 16, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Post-Election Ways to Stay Involved: Seven tips to help keep students in your community a priority

Guest post by Mary Tighe Just because election season is behind us doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for you...

Published: February 16, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy