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System Connectors and Shapers in Education Transformations

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By: Rosie Clayton. With questions around the design and function of intermediaries and system catalysts in U.S. educational change, I met up with five organizations which play both distinctive and overlapping roles within the system to learn more.

What Students (and Schools) Can Do if We Stop Ranking Them

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By: Rhonda Broussard. Are we preparing every student for the world they are entering, or are we investing in a factory model of education designed as an assembly line? The old model of education is under question, and we have some hard decisions to make.

Innov8: It’s a Cyberworld

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In honor of a record Cyber Monday (which has now turned into Cyber Week), we bring you eight stories about how strong the influence of technology is today.

6 Ways States Can Redefine Student Success and Transform Education Under ESSA

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By: Dale Frost and Maria Worthen. iNACOL's "Meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act’s Promise: State Policy to Support Personalized Learning" report provides specific recommendations on how state policymakers can take advantage of ESSA opportunities.

EdReform Revived

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At a recent Center for Education Reform forum, a group of education advocates, researchers and policymakers held a discussion around reviving EdReform that resulted in these 10 takeaways.

Engaging Students with the Values of Democracy

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By Cleary Vaughan-Lee. Educators across the country are eager to integrate the values of democracy into the classroom in connection to the current political landscape.

Pilots Offer a Promising Path to Competency-Based Education

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By: Karla Phillips and Carri Schneider. The experiences of Idaho, Utah and Florida around creating pilot state competency-based education programs confirm that a pilot program is a highly effective way for education leaders to kick-start these efforts.

EdTech 10: October Optimism

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From the announcement of our nation's graduation rates being at an all-time high to the U.S. Dept. of Ed's release of long-awaited teacher preparation regulations, this week's stories make us even more optimistic about the future of education.

Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States

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This publication highlights how and why state Competency-Based Education pilot programs offer a promising strategy by telling the story of three states with the same goal, but different paths.

Are Your District Finances Ready For ESSA?

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By: Michael Goetz. Under the new ESSA fiscal regulations, districts will need to prove these three requirements to show they are equitably distributing dollars before additional federal dollars can supplement state and local funds.

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