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21st Century Students Require More Than Updated 19th Century Schools

New models of instruction and competency- based learning will ensure student success Over the past four years, President Obama has used both his policy and his pulpit in Washington to support education reform at a level that rivals many of his predecessors. He has allowed Administration leaders such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Jim […]


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Virtual Field Trips and Blended Learning

Sometimes we look back on our childhood schooling experiences and reflect on a memorable or transformative field trip—say to the American Natural History Museum, Smithsonian, an art gallery or Washington, D.C.—where something in our minds clicked, and we knew we wanted to study to become an archaeologist, architect, astronaut or become president. Unfortunately, our country’s […]


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CompetencyWorks: Keeping Students On Their Learning Edge

New report provides guidance on student supports and success in competency-based education WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new report released today by CompetencyWorks explores how our schools and educators support student growth as states adopt policies that move from a traditional time-based system toward student-centered systems that award credit based on proficiency and mastery. The new […]


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Blended Learning Philanthropy

What’s been on my mind: new learning models, role of philanthropy, practice and policy (including new accountability)… all student-centered. As we think about what is possible to help all students access a world-class education today, there remain major issues and barriers to increasing access for each child to high-quality learning opportunities. A major focus must […]


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Making Mastery Work

(First of all, thanks to the great work being done by Achieve’s Competency-based Pathways Working Group– of which Chris Sturgis (MetisNet, CompetencyWorks) and I are members. It is a pleasure to work with such a forward-thinking team.) Achieve’s Cory Curl has presented a nice summary of a ground-breaking report released by the Nellie Mae Education […]


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New Report Shows Successful Models of Competency Education

‘Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education’ shares best practices from K-12 schools implementing personalized approaches to learning QUINCY, Mass., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Across the country, pioneering schools and school districts are changing the way they design and organize their use of time and curriculum in an effort to ensure each student moves […]