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Talking Education

Harold Brown joined Judy Peppler and Greg Landsman for an-air interview on WVXU Cincinnati.

Published: February 12, 2014
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New Report on Competency Education – Building Capacity for Systems Change

A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change is an attempt to jumpstart a conversation about...

Published: February 3, 2014
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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
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Study Highlights Impact of Early College High Schools

When the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started working the Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI) in 2002, they were...

Published: January 21, 2014
Topics: Early College High School
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A Local Responsibility

When leading a workshop on the future of learning for the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders last week, Katherine...

Published: January 21, 2014
Topics: Future of Learning
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On Progress and Proficiency – A New Report on Redesigning Grading for Competency Education

CompetencyWorks released a new report focused on helping education leaders think through the grading principles and policies to help communicate...

Published: January 17, 2014
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Changing the Experience of First-Generation College Goers

At KnowledgeWorks early college high schools, we create individualized learning plans for students, provide them the necessary supports and create...

Published: January 17, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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The Power of Expectations

In a talk, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that one problem the United States faces in terms of academic...

Published: January 15, 2014
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Success at Frederick Douglass High School

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. are visiting Frederick Douglass High School to discuss new...

Published: January 8, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Catch a Glimpse into the Future of Learning

this infographic tells the big story of changes we believe point the way toward a diverse learning ecosystem in which...

Published: July 16, 2013
Topics: Future of Learning
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Fun and Learning in the Sun: Summer Bridge Programs

Many schools are re-thinking summer and academic engagement by creating fun and educational learning opportunities oftentimes called Summer Bridge.

Published: July 2, 2013
Topics: Early College High School
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A Glimpse into the Future of Learning: An Infographic

A Glimpse into the Future of Learning: An Infographic tells the big story of KnowledgeWorks third forecast on the future of...

Published: July 1, 2013
Topics: Future of Learning
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Disruption Digest

An quick narrative digest of the big story and five disruptions of our third full forecast on the future of...

Published: June 27, 2013
Topics: Future of Learning
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Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two

Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two examines three federal innovation competitions to better understand their impact on the growth of...

Published: June 6, 2013
Topics: Education Policy
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Kick Start Your Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 5): Honor Staff Contributions

Take some time to think about how you have honored your staff in the past and what you might do...

Published: June 5, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Kick Start Your Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 4): Three Tips for Making Connections to Improve Staff Morale and Performance

What strategies are your strategies for making connections? How does making connections increase both job performance and staff morale?

Published: May 8, 2013
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Competency Education Series: Policy Brief One

Competency Education Series: Policy Brief One includes a working definition for competency education, examples of states doing the work and suggestions...

Published: April 25, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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Kick Start Your Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 3): Staff Empowerment

How are you empowering your staff to lead, change and grow together by using Dan Pink’s motivation strategies of autonomy,...

Published: April 10, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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