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7 Approaches to Fund the Transition to Personalized, Competency-Based Education

You’re ready to make the transition to personalized, competency-based education, but you’re not sure how you’re going to pay for it. Many districts encounter common challenges, and we’re relying...

Advancing Personalized Learning through the Higher Education Act

Consistent with KnowledgeWorks' mission to provide every learner with meaningful personalized learning experiences, our recommendations for reauthorizing the federal Higher Education Act (HEA)...

Competency-Based Education FAQs

Whether it’s a school board meeting, a community gathering, a one-on-one conversation with an educator or something more, it’s important to be prepared. Taking the time to address common...

Shaping the Future of Learning: Higher and Postsecondary Education Strategy Workbook

What will it mean to be college and career ready in 2025, and how can higher and postsecondary education institutions begin to consider and adapt their practices now to ensure graduates have the...

Evaluating and Continuously Improving an Innovative Assessment and Accountability System

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opportunity for states to develop innovative assessment and accountability systems to evaluate student and school performance. Congress kept the...

Student Success Story: How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Helps One Student Share His Passion With the World

Lewis Cha considers himself to be a typical student, but his drive, determination and passion to share what he knows with his community is anything but. Now a junior at Lindsay Unified School...

Get Ready for Back-to-School

Back to school is a perfect time to think about culture, from the classroom to the district office and beyond. Actions taken during this high-energy time can help your community get ready to...

Student-Centered Learning Begins with Community: How Five Communities in Maine Reimagined Learning Through Competency-Based Education

The five Maine communities of Hallowell, Farmingdale, Richmond, Dresden and Monmouth came together to form a single school district called RSU2, with a focus on student-centered learning. RSU2...

Student Success Story: How Personalized, Competency-Based Education Empowers Students to Make a Change in the World

Ikonkar Kaur Khalsa isn’t waiting until she graduates to pursue her passions, because she doesn’t have to. A junior at Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) in Lindsay, California, Khalsa can...

The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out

Babies born this year will have already graduated college by 2040 and be entering the workforce. Will they be ready?

Based on a series of in-depth interviews with employees at cutting-...

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