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How ASU is Building the Capability and Character of Educators

Leading the education school at what has been called the most innovative university comes with some pressure to innovate. Carole Basile is in her second year as dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Basile and the talented faculty recognized that the innovation economy requires new learning models and that new and transformed schools require a new kind of preparation.

Education Systems Should Be Based on How Students Develop 

A flowering of research from neuroscience, psychology, early childhood, and a variety of other disciplines on the science of learning and development has begun to shed light on what is necessary for students to reach their full potential. How can our systems catch up to these findings?

Youth Empowered For Social Change

Let’s not wait for another tragedy to empower young people to make a difference. In a confusing world of exponential change, it’s more important than ever for young people to develop the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence--agency plus capability--for change making.

A Unique Moment in Education Changemaking

Today’s education changemakers are pursuing a wide array of reforms and innovations. This abundant landscape holds much promise, yet excellent approaches continue to have difficulty spreading as quickly or as far as we might hope. Here, we look at how that could change.

New School Rules: A Changemaker’s Guide to Innovation

Mobilizing collective community action to better supports youth and families can be an enormous lift--and school leaders almost always have a role in making it happen. But it’s the changemaker role where there is a big opportunity for contribution. Building an improvement and innovation agenda is complex work.

What Policies and Practices Can Make Learning Personal for All?

Variabilities among learners in terms of pace, background knowledge, ability to focus, socio-economic status and more range widely across our contemporary cohort of American students. In this new report, we look at how we can meet all learners where they are at.

Kansans CAN: Redefining Graduate Profiles at the State Level

Kansas's graduate profile has been redefined to emphasize not only academic and cognitive preparation, but also technical skills, employability and civic engagement. To bring their vision to reality, they created the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. Learn more here

Smart List: 50+ Advocacy Organizations Making a Difference

Now more than ever it is our responsibility to be spreading the word about what makes high-quality learning experiences that can prepare students for a future of uncertainty and change. Here are 50+ organizations leading the charge.

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 2

In this post, we hear from teachers at three global schools to learn more how they are integrating social justice into their classrooms.

How Idaho Is Moving Towards Mastery-Based Education

Kelly Brady is Director of Mastery Education for the State of Idaho. In this post, she shares more about the journey Idaho is taking and the results they are seeing so far.