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If students re-imagined school, this is what it could look like.

Guest post by Mary Tighe What could an innovative learning system look like through the eyes of 20 current high...

Published: July 16, 2015
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Wheels Up

as a nation need to consider the design of programs like those seen in Envision, to transform the culture and...

Published: June 22, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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The Stuff of Forecasting

A colleague likes to joke that forecasting is akin to sausage making: the end products are great, but he doesn’t...

Published: May 26, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Education, KnowledgeWorks and the Future of Learning with Steve Dackin

Meet Steve Dackin, who joined the KnowledgeWorks Board of Directors in March, bringing to the table experience in improving student...

Published: May 12, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Looking to Partnerships in Early College Success

Collaboration, networking and leveraging existing relationships are necessary aspects to create the partnerships that lead to success.

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Exploring the Expanding Spiritual Ecosystem

What’s emerging on the spiritual landscape and what might those changes signal for mainline protestant denominations and local churches ten...

Published: April 6, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Q&A With Marysville Early College High School Teacher Jodi Robertson

In honor of Early College High School Week, we did a Q&A with teacher Jodi Robertson.

Published: March 26, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Visionary Leadership for Personalized Learning

Moving a district toward personalized learning is hard but necessary work, observed one participant of a NSBA session.

Published: March 23, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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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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Top Five Competency Takeaways from RSU 2 Superintendent Virgel Hammonds

Potential pilots proposed in Ohio, a study by KnowledgeWorks and Nellie Mae Education Foundation and a KnowledgeWorks webinar, competency education is...

Published: March 10, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Breaking down the Policy Barriers Facing K-12 Competency Education

Breaking down the Policy Barriers Facing K-12 Competency Education

Published: February 20, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Haircuts and Love Notes Don’t Matter, but Supporting Personalized Education Does

By Jesse Moyer The last few weeks have been a pretty exciting time, both personally and professionally. No, it isn’t...

Published: February 3, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Stepping Into the Complex World of Education Data Systems

States like Virginia and New Hampshire understand that it is not really possible to actualize school improvement when data is...

Published: January 22, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Sharing Educational Insight at iNACOL Annual Symposium

More than 2,500 experts and educational leaders explored the next-generation of learning at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning...

Published: November 10, 2014
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA
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Congratulations to Akron – Talent Dividend Prize Winner

From 2010 to 2013, Akron had an increase of more than 20 percent in the number of students earning associate,...

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Educating all students at the highest level, no matter how difficult

Recently, Education Next, published quarterly by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is also sponsored by Program on Education Policy and...

Published: October 28, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Finding inspiration in a 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Education is a human right. It has the power to transform lives, lift people out of current circumstances, and propel...

Published: October 21, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Collective Impact: The End of Piecemeal Education Reform

Did you know the United States spends more educating its citizens than any other developed nation, yet we continue to...

Published: October 20, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Will Learning Agents Outside Schools Form a Supplemental Profession?

What might teaching look like in ten years if today’s public education system does not change significantly but professionals from...

Published: September 18, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Reducing the Sting of College Debt

Even though recent studies are reaffirming the value of a college education, tuition costs can still be staggeringly high. They...

Published: September 10, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Higher Education
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Akron Early College High School Helped Tori Ball Know She Could Achieve Anything

Tori Ball graduated from Akron Early College High School in May of 2012. Three days later, she graduated with her...

Published: June 17, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Creating Community Learning Landscapes

As the learning ecosystem expands, we see the potential for learning experiences to extend throughout community landscapes.

Published: June 12, 2014
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Standing Out: Akron Early College High School Gave Aries Brown an Edge in School and Career

When Aries graduated amongst Akron ECHS's first graduating class, she had a high school diploma, an associate degree and the...

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New STEM Designations for Ohio Schools

Six more schools in Ohio have received a STEM designation from the Ohio STEM Committee, a council of state-appointed policymakers,...

Published: April 11, 2014
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA