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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
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Testimony to the Indiana House Education Committee: Recommendations for state policies that support successful implementations of competency-based education

Personalized, student-centered approaches like competency-based education are on the rise in schools across Indiana, a trend that should continue.

Published: February 13, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Case Study: Building a Vision for All Students in Marysville, Ohio

Read a case study about Marysville Exempted Village School District to learn how they are better serving all learners through...

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North Dakota and Indiana Move Pilot Legislation to Expand Personalized and Competency-Based Learning

North Dakota and Indiana join a growing list of states that recognize the importance of thoughtful growth in personalized and...

Published: February 8, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Proposed Change in Kentucky Education Policy Moves Us Away from Statewide Transformation and Towards Islands of Excellence

Kentucky education bill HB103 introduces charter schools, removes the Districts of Innovation Program and limits opportunities for statewide transformation.

Published: February 3, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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The Role of Technology Policy in Personalized Learning

By Jesse Moyer To investigate how the work of scaling personalized learning impacts teachers’ practice, KnowledgeWorks listened to teachers from...

Published: January 31, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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Presidential Transitions and a Time of Opportunity for States

The transition to a new presidential administration brings with it a wealth of opportunities for state education chiefs to implement...

Published: January 24, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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The Role of Comprehensive Data Systems in Personalized Learning

The cornerstone of personalized learning is teachers’ ability to use data from assessments to guide & shift instruction to meet...

Published: January 20, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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Looking Back: The Obama Administration and Education

As President Obama wraps up his eight years in office, it’s important to take an opportunity to look at his...

Published: January 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Student Design Challenge

To highlight youth voices on the future of learning, KnowledgeWorks hosted a competition, Imagine FutureEd.

Published: January 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Establish a Priority for Federal Grants Focused on Personalized Learning

The Trump Administration can invest in high-quality personalized learning systems by making grant programs focused on personalized learning a priority.

Published: January 12, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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Cultivating Interconnections for Vibrant Learning Ecosystems

Learning ecosystems are expanding and are rapidly becoming more diverse and more personalized. What does this mean for the future...

Published: January 11, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Case Study: Personalizing Learning for Students and Teachers in Marysville, Ohio

Read a case study about Marysville School District in Marysville, Ohio, and how they are transforming teaching and learning for...

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The Role of Partnerships in Personalized Learning

By Jesse Moyer To learn more about how the district conditions for scaling personalized learning  impacts teachers’ practice, KnowledgeWorks interviewed...

Published: January 9, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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Our Federal Financial Aid System Needs to Reflect the Realities of Today’s Postsecondary Learner

KnowledgeWorks would like to partner with the Trump Administration to identify strategies that will make the federal financial aid system...

Published: January 6, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Embracing the Opportunity: Scaling Personalized Learning

KnowledgeWorks stands ready to work with the new Administration to assist states and districts working towards a vision of personalized...

Published: January 4, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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2016: A Year in Review

Looking at the most popular KnowledgeWorks 2016 blog posts, common themes include personalized learning, the future of learning and honoring...

Published: December 21, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Supporting Educators and Students through Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief supports states in planning for a successful Demonstration Authority application by providing considerations related to the professional learning...

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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The Role of Leadership Development in Personalized Learning

Leadership development in a personalized learning system is about creating a pipeline of sustainable leaders capable of sustaining the transformation.

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy
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Establishing a Timeline and Budget for Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Building Capacity and Stakeholder Support for Scaling an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This brief assists states in thinking through the opportunities and challenges associated with flexibility provided under the ESSA.

Published: December 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Five Attributes of the Future of Learning

In creating approaches to education that are both flexible and grounded and which incorporate these attributes, we need to be...

Published: December 16, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning