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Big Data Backlash

Matt Williams led and facilitated a session at the Grantmakers for Education’s (GFE) annual conference in Miami. The session was...

Published: October 30, 2014
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy
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When discussing preschool, quality is key

What catalyst is needed to dramatically grow preschool enrollment? Why has it stalled? What can state and city governments do...

Published: October 29, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Educating all students at the highest level, no matter how difficult

Recently, Education Next, published quarterly by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is also sponsored by Program on Education Policy and...

Published: October 28, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Innovation Pathways toward Vibrant Learning Ecosystems

KnowledgeWorks innovation pathways framework identifies key systemic levers of transformation that together promise to create a learning ecosystem that is...

Published: October 27, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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From Lorain County Early College High School to Medical School

Lorain County Early College High School was the second early college high school to be established in Ohio.

Published: October 27, 2014
Topics: Early College High School
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Discussing Pathways for Transforming Learning on EduTalk Radio

We see that profound change is on the horizon for education, but how do we get there? That was one...

Published: October 22, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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A Simplified View of Data and Assessment

Let’s face it, many people are just not comfortable speaking about data. But if we truly believe “every child can...

Published: October 22, 2014
Topics: Early College High School
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Innovating Toward a Vibrant Learning Ecosystem: Ten Pathways for Transforming Learning

This framework is designed to help education stakeholders become active agents of change in creating the future.

Published: October 21, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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Finding inspiration in a 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Education is a human right. It has the power to transform lives, lift people out of current circumstances, and propel...

Published: October 21, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Collective Impact: The End of Piecemeal Education Reform

Did you know the United States spends more educating its citizens than any other developed nation, yet we continue to...

Published: October 20, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Improving Student Outcomes Through Collective Impact: A Guide for Federal Policymakers

As the largest investor in the nation's education system, the federal government is in a unique position to help scale...

Published: October 14, 2014
Topics: Building Capacity, Education Policy, Systems Change
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Focusing on What’s Best for Students

Instead of five OGT exams needed to graduate, the state will require students to take Next Generation Assessments, or “end-of-course”...

Published: October 3, 2014
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Working to prepare our Next Generation of Globally-Minded Citizens: Mulder Appointed to Center for International Understanding Board

Congrats to Cris Mulder, our Vice President of Communications and Marketing, for her recent board appointment to the Center for...

Published: October 1, 2014
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Catering to Digital-Age Students with “Gaming Mentality”

Imagine the opportunities if we capitalized on the “gaming mentality” that our digital natives already possess.

Published: September 29, 2014
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When Success and Failure Look the Same

You don’t have to spend too much time in education to run into two often-frustrating facts: Too many children are...

Published: September 25, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Some Students Already on the Fast Track to College – Proposed Bill Would Give More Students That Opportunity

This Fall, Early College High School at Delaware State University opened its doors, allowing students to earn up to 60...

Published: September 25, 2014
Topics: Early College High School
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Meet Jason Swanson: Futurist and Director of Strategic Foresight

The KnowledgeWorks Policy and Strategic Foresight Team has expanded to include Jason Swanson as the Director of Strategic Foresight.

Published: September 23, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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Forecasting the Future of K-12 Teaching: Four Scenarios for a Decade of Disruption®

Forecasting the Future of K-12 Teaching: Four Scenarios for a Decade of Disruption examines how the disruptive changes shaping education...

Published: September 23, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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Congratulations to Akron Early College High School!

In the 2013-2014 Ohio report cards, just released by the Ohio State Department of Education, Akron Early College High School,...

Published: September 22, 2014
Topics: Early College High School
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Will Teaching Diversify into Many Learning Agent Roles?

What might teaching look like in ten years if a diverse set of learning agent roles and activities supported rich,...

Published: September 19, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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ESEA Waivers Stunt Education Innovation

There is uneven implementation of states’ waivers across the country and what seems to be inconsistent monitoring and enforcement from...

Published: September 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy
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Will Learning Agents Outside Schools Form a Supplemental Profession?

What might teaching look like in ten years if today’s public education system does not change significantly but professionals from...

Published: September 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Will Teachers Take Back the Classroom?

What might teaching look like in ten years if public educators reclaim the learning agenda by helping to shape the...

Published: September 16, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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Will Teaching Become A Plastic Profession?

What might teaching look like in ten years if we do not alleviate current stressors on the profession and do...

Published: September 16, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Future of Learning