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10 Strategies for Schools to Improve Parent Engagement

By: Jennifer Larson. The key to productive and positive parent engagement is a consistent and simplified flow of communication between school, home and all other stakeholders. Schools can take advantage of best practices to give parents more visibility into their child’s day-to-day.

Competency-Based Education

What is Mastery Learning?

By Scott Ellis. Today, through technology, tools, and expertise, we have the ability to scale mastery learning at a national level. The question is: will we choose to do it?

Competency-Based Education

Competency-Based Education: Definitions and Difference Makers

By: Janice Walton and Mary Ryerse. Across the country, there is a growing movement to transition away from seat-time and move towards a flexible structure that allows students to progress in their learning after they have demonstrated mastery. Learn more here.