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Imagining the future: Check Out Our Brand New Forecast

The Future of Learning: Education in the Era of Partners in Code forecasts an era shift, not just for education...

Published: November 30, 2015
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The State of the State of Education in Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich delivered his annual State of the State address on February 24, 2014, in Medina, Ohio.

Published: March 3, 2014
Topics: Early College High School
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Preparing the Next-Generation Workforce: Jim Carroll at the 2015 Experience Conference

“How do you think about careers and skills in time of rapid change?” This was the question Jim Carroll asked...

Published: March 16, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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The Promise of Real Learning

At a recent retreat, KnowledgeWorks staff were tasked to write a postcard to our child selves, or to our children,...

Published: September 27, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Creating the New Normal: Early College For All

Beginning Monday, KnowledgeWorks is hosting the 2015 Experience Conference: Creating the New Normal: Early College For All.

Published: March 13, 2015
Topics: Early College High School
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Early College High Schools Deliver on College Readiness

When early college graduates go away to college, they’re ready. Because they’ve done it before.

Published: February 16, 2016
Topics: Early College High School
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Historical Perspective: From Old School to New Competencies

Competency-based education shifts learning to an individualized pace and approach.

Published: February 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Take Your Son or Daughter(s) to Work Day

When Jillian Kuhlmann took her daughters to work with her for Take Your Daughter (or Son) to Work Day, she...

Published: April 27, 2017
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Let’s Celebrate Early College Year-Round #ECWeek16

Let’s remember to celebrate with the students parents, and teachers who are still the pioneers in this groundbreaking work of...

Published: March 25, 2016
Topics: Early College High School
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Innovation Research Briefings

In 2007, KnowledgeWorks hosted a series of four convenings in which education experts explored topics raised in the organization’s first...

Published: March 28, 2011
Topics: Building Capacity, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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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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Watch a Preview of Our Next Forecast!

In November, KnowledgeWorks will be releasing our fourth full forecast on the future of learning, “Education in the Era of...

Published: September 18, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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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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Early College High School: How Earning College Credit in High School Leads to Success

Join us on Tuesday at 10:30am on Blog Talk Radio as we celebrate National Early College High School Week.

Published: March 24, 2014
Topics: Early College High School
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Why We Want to Bring Blockchain to SXSWedu

Blockchain has intriguing potential to bring more distributed coordination to education. We want to explore that potential at SXSWedu next...

Published: August 13, 2016
Topics: Future of Learning
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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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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Social-Emotional Needs

COVID-19 elevated the importance of social-emotional learning. Now how do we center it in our education systems?

Published: August 4, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Social Emotional Learning
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How a Simple Schedule Change Supports Struggling Students

Teachers at Batesburg-Leesville High School “hacked” their lunch hour to provide students the opportunity for one-on-one support and resources in...

Published: August 15, 2019
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Supporting Districts as the Learning Ecosystem Expands

As education goes through a time of disintermediation, learners and their families will have many options for deciding what learning...

Published: April 14, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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Building a More Equitable Future: Swanson Joins Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Guest post by Mary Tighe Congrats to Jason Swanson, our director of Strategic Foresight, on recently joining the Royal Society...

Published: August 6, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Most Likely to Succeed: Real-Life Stories of Progress in Five Redesigned Urban High Schools

In "Most Likely to Succeed," you can read real-life stories of progress from the front lines of high school reform.

Published: August 13, 2009
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Systems Change
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Speaking About the State of Children

Last week at the annual State of Our Children event in Fresno, California, educators and leaders from around the state...

Published: May 5, 2014
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Personalized Learning Focuses on Growth – Not Grades

Students are empowered to grow in a personalized, competency-based learning environment.

Published: August 1, 2019
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Getting Kids Access to College About More Than Politics

Most of the reactions I’ve been seeing to last night’s State of the Union address fall predictably into three camps:...

Published: January 29, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA