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What Does it REALLY Mean to Do Standards-Based Grading?

How does a district implement high quality standards-based grading, and when is the right time? Chris Sturgis does her best to synthesize what she’s been learning from districts in two articles published on CompetencyWorks.   She encourages debate and the … Continue reading

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Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” A quick Google search of the phrase pulls up numerous examples, including “[b]lended learning programs … Continue reading

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted a study on the correlation between test performance and technology usage in the classroom.  In the last … Continue reading

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2015 Education Highlights in Policy and Practice

2015 has been an exciting year for competency-based, blended, and online learning. We’ve witnessed breakthrough policies signed into law, hundreds of districts and schools shifting toward anew era of personalized learning, and an unwavering focus on doing what is best … Continue reading

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The Six Hats a Personalized Learning Leader Needs to Wear

Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner has been described as transformative, innovative, and entrepreneurial—apropos for the founder of a pioneering network of charter schools that combine teacher-led instruction and self-paced student learning online. Summit piloted its first blended learning initiative in 2011, … Continue reading

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Apply now for your school or district to be honored as a model of #SecondarySchoolSuccess

Excellence and Innovation in Secondary Schools Is your school or district a model of secondary school success? As part of its mission to promote high school transformation, the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) is seeking to discover and share … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Get Rid of Education’s Sacred Cows

Education Needs More Questioning Practitioners It used to be that when I attended events with people outside the education tribe and told them what I did for a living, they would smile and say something like, “Education, that’s such an … Continue reading

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