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September 19, 2017

Factory-Model Change Won't End the Era of Factory-Model Schools

In this post, Andy Calkins argues that moving to new school models requires a new theory of change.

August 03, 2017

Funding Student Success: How to Fund Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

States have several options in revising funding systems to support competency-based, personalized learning, says Jennifer Poon of the Center for Innovation in Education.

June 06, 2016

Leadership for Student-Centered Learning in Action: A Visit to Iowa BIG

Iowa BIG, a competency-based program option for high school students in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, exemplifies qualities of transformational leadership for student-centered learning.

September 18, 2015

A Peek Inside New Hampshire's Performance Assessment Pilot

In an interview with CCSSO's Jennifer Poon, New Hampshire teacher Jennifer Deenik describes what it's like to teach in a school, district, and state pushing the boundaries on student assessment and accountability.

June 11, 2015

Performance Assessment 2.0, Part 2: Lessons from Littleton

A pioneering effort at performance assessment from the early 1990s failed, suggesting lessons for current efforts.

January 27, 2015

Chasing (and Catching!) Butterflies: Empowering Learners Through Standards and Personalized Assessments

How one school district in Maine empowers students to meet proficiency standards and learning targets through personalized educational experiences.

July 09, 2014

No, We Haven't Done This Before

How competency-based education modernizes the best parts of old apprenticeship/one-room school house and current models to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

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