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iNACOL Releases: Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education

This publication seeks to advance K-12 competency education along four key issues: quality, equity, meeting students where they are, and policy. K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a critical point in its evolution, and … Continue reading

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iNACOL Issues Policy Brief on K-12 Competency-Based Education

Today, iNACOL released a new issue brief on State Policy & K-12 Competency-Based Education, which provides an overview of competency-based education, state policy recommendations and resources for policymakers who are ready to enable and support competency education. Competency-based education is … Continue reading

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Focusing on family buy-in, a Connecticut district shifts to mastery-based learning

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — When Kylie Jones brings home her report card, it doesn’t have any A’s, B’s or C’s. The Windsor Locks High School freshman belongs to the first cohort of students going through middle and high school under … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Overall Pedagogical Approach

Posted on iNACOL.org on December 29, 2016 in New Learning Models, Practice by Chris Sturgis.  This is the eighth article in the series Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders.  Links to the other articles in this series … Continue reading

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3 Ways New England States Have Advanced Competency-Based Education

An in-depth report dives into how New England states are trying to help students graduate high school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Competency-based education has a strong hold in New England. Five of the six northeastern … Continue reading

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Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England

Competency education is expanding across the country as a means to ensure all students are mastering the skills and knowledge to be successful in college, career and civic life. This paper explores the core concepts of competency education, provides insights … Continue reading

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Can testing save arts education?

Teachers hope exams will make arts matter as much as math and English KINGSTON, N.H. — It sounded like an ordinary assignment for a visual arts class: Teacher Karen Ladd asked her freshmen at Sanborn Regional High School to research … Continue reading

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