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Project Narrative: Creating a State Vision to Support the Design and Implementation of an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

This is the first in a series of policy and practice briefs produced by KnowledgeWorks and the Center for Assessment...

Published: July 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching

In KnowledgeWorks' newest publication, teachers share their perspectives and experiences on personalized learning in the classroom.

Published: July 11, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Answering the Call

Matt Williams, KnowledgeWorks' Vice President of National Advocacy and Partnerships, honors the service of civil rights giant Judge Nathaniel R....

Published: July 6, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Bridging the Gap Between High School and College

KnowledgeWorks early college high school helps bridge the gap between high school and college by making the transition seamless.

Published: June 23, 2016
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Is Higher Ed Future Ready? Six Strategies to Gear Up Now

Six strategies and tips from higher ed leaders and innovators to prepare for opportunities and challenges in adapting to changing...

Published: June 17, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Don’t wait, states: Start planning and designing for ESSA now

While regulations are still in the works, it is imperative that states don’t wait for the final regulations but begin...

Published: June 15, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Expanding Horizons at Early College

Diamonta' Seabron is a graduate of Toledo Early College High School. We asked him to share a little with us...

Published: June 8, 2016
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Outhouse Design Competition Offers Real Learning, Real Bathroom Humor

When a Maine nonprofit needed help creating bathroom facilities on an island with no running water or electricity, high school...

Published: June 5, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
What does competency-based instruction look like, anyway?

Competency-based education engages students in meaningful ways and empowers them to take ownership of their learning. But what does it...

Published: May 23, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Microaggressions: Insidious and often personal

The subtlety of microaggressions, combined with the unconscious element of their expression, make them more insidious and personal.

Published: May 20, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Advice for Superintendents Getting Started with Personalized Learning

Looking back at a large scale school transformation initiative can provide key insights to help other leaders achieve success. To...

Published: May 16, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Trusting a flawed system

If takes a lot more effort to look at evidence of untrustworthiness and act on that effort than it takes...

Published: May 10, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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“Generation Transition:” What Young People Believe About Learning

Today’s students need guidance as they navigate their way toward their futures and we need their guidance on how to...

Published: April 29, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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No such thing as one-size-fits-all: Personalizing learning needs to be local

Every classroom, school, district and community has unique needs that should be considered when building personalized learning environments for students.

Published: April 27, 2016
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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The College-Going Population in Birmingham, Alabama, About to Grow by Sixty High School Students

The class of 2020 for Woodlawn Early College received their acceptance letters last week, starting a future where college is...

Published: April 27, 2016
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Want to shape the future of K-12 education? Tackle these top challenges.

K-12 leaders and innovators explored the implications of the Future Forecast, The Future of Learning: Education in an Era of...

Published: April 25, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Discussing ESSA and Personalized Learning on EduTalk Radio

Matt Williams and Lillian Pace were interviewed on Education Talk Radio, where they shared insight into the future of ESSA...

Published: April 12, 2016
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
Article
A Culturally Responsive Approach to College Readiness

A culturally response approach to college readiness might focus on post-secondary transitions, pathways, STEM education and college student development.

Published: April 6, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Higher Education
Article
Family and Community Engagement: Six tips to maximize strategic potential

Use an intentional integrated strategic framework to engage your families and community with your school district using these six tips.

Published: March 30, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Five Ways to Engage Partners in Your Community to Help Improve Academic Success

Change is in the air. And the community. And the schools. Welcome to Marion, Ohio! The mission of Marion City...

Published: March 25, 2016
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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The Birth of Early College in Ohio: Honoring Dr. Tom Lasley for his work advocating for early college high schools

It is because of his leadership and advocacy with Early College that Dr. Tom Lasley was selected as a recipient...

Published: March 22, 2016
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Talking Early College, Education Transformation and Hero Teachers #ECWeek16

Matt Williams shares takeaways from the Experience Conference, which range from discussions of early college, school transformation & the hero...

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It’s Not About Some Students Getting College Credit. It’s About ALL Students Getting College Credit.

With all of the ways for high school students in Ohio to earn college credits, how do you choose the...

Published: March 22, 2016
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Make It Yours: Graduates Speak on the Value of Early College at the 2016 KnowledgeWorks Experience Conference

A panel of early college high school graduates share how early college is a path to an equitable and prosperous...

Published: March 21, 2016
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA