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High School Race to the Top

This paper provides an overview of the 10 Essential Elements for high school reform as well as real-world examples from...

Published: March 28, 2013
Topics: Education Policy
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The Case for Early College High Schools

With the right supports, early college high schools students are succeeding in college and beyond, at unprecedented rates.

Published: March 27, 2013
Topics: Early College High School, Systems Change
Article
Kick Start Staff Morale (Part 2): Three Tips for Building Trust

Leaders must instill trust by having high expectations that all staff members will be honest, fair and reliable – with...

Published: March 18, 2013
Article
Kick Start Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 1): Knowing Your Staff Better

The key to knowing your staff is in learning how they think, what they need, as well as what they...

Published: February 18, 2013
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Note Making: Brain Exercise to Enhance Reading Comprehension Skills

Reading is a fundamental task and too many students are not demonstrating mastery of reading comprehension and inference skills.

Published: January 24, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 5): 8 Quick, Easy or Free Ways to Honor All Students

Get ideas for classroom-based and school-wide examples for recognizing and honoring students.

Published: December 24, 2012
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An ESEA State Waiver Strategy

States are in dire need of comprehensive education reform that embraces a new way of thinking – a shift from...

Published: December 19, 2012
Topics: Education Policy
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Recommendations for a Second Term: A Federal Transition Memorandum

Read a memo issued from KnowledgeWorks to then Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with recommendations for his second term.

Published: November 26, 2012
Topics: Systems Change
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 4): Connecting Students in Meaningful Ways

Creating highly rigorous lessons are important for student success, but it is just as important that the lesson is relevant...

Published: November 19, 2012
Article
Teaching with Technology in a Language Arts Classroom

Laura Cross, an English Language Arts teacher at Akron Buchtel Innovation-STEM 7-8 Middle School, shares how she uses technology in her...

Published: November 12, 2012
Article
The Importance of High Expectations

The expectation that every student in the school will be successful in college – emphasis on every – makes students...

Published: October 17, 2012
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 3): Four Tips for Authentic Student Empowerment

Students who feel authentically empowered within their classroom and school are more engaged in the work and demonstrate better behavior...

Published: October 15, 2012
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 2): Three Tips for Building Trust

Students who trust their teachers are more likely to engage in learning and less likely to cause disruptions to the...

Published: September 10, 2012
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Forecast 3.0: Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem

An action-oriented update to KnowledgeWorks second full forecast on the future of learning, 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning,...

Published: September 1, 2012
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 1)

The key is to knowing your students better is in learning how your students think, what they need, as well...

Published: August 9, 2012
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A Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation

A Guide to School Improvement Grant Implementation

Published: May 22, 2012
Topics: Education Policy
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Transforming to a World of Learning: A Federal Policy Agenda

As a leader in applying future trends to educational transformation, KnowledgeWorks seeks to inform thought leaders about the policy conditions...

Published: May 1, 2012
Topics: Systems Change
Publication
Learning Artifacts from 2025

Based on elements of KnowledgeWorks' 2020 Forecast, these artifacts of the future illustrate tools and services that could support learners...

Published: October 24, 2011
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
World of Learning Attribute Cards

Download printable attribute cards for the World of Learning.

Published: October 15, 2011
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
Learning Agents

Educator" has a very specific meaning to most of us, but as the learning ecosystem diversifies, new agents of learning...

Published: September 26, 2011
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
Learner Personas

To bring the possibility of "amplified" learners to life, KnowledgeWorks and Collective Invention created a series of learner experiences and...

Published: August 22, 2011
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
The Learning System of 2025

These four scenarios reflect two critical uncertainties: whether the learning system will be a learning oasis or a learning desert...

Published: August 15, 2011
Topics: Future of Learning
Infographic
Scenario Overview

This infographic shares four scenarios, helping readers imagine what learning may look like in 2025.

Published: August 15, 2011
Topics: Future of Learning
Publication
The Future of Learning Agents and Disruptive Innovation

Discover new roles that may be organizing learning for our kids in the future, and figure out how we can...

Published: August 9, 2011
Topics: Future of Learning