On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., we had a chance to visit Chavez Schools, where students are encouraged to develop a sense of agency and learn the skills of advocacy.


A recent school visit to Thrive Public Schools in San Diego gives a glimpse of the future of learning: a unique model of blended, personalized and competency-based.


For employees who bring their own devices to work, inhabit multiple social networks and demand rapid feedback, the simple leaderboarded approach to gamification works.


We recently acted as Denver tour guides to a group of educators, parents and community leaders from Kansas City to share the innovative approaches to education taking place in five area schools.


We've spent the past several weeks getting to know Harmony Public Schools in Texas. We asked teachers what it means to be an educator in a learner-centered environment, and here are some of their responses.


Performance monitoring can inspire or embarrass students. Since the intent is performance reflection and engagement in growth, EdLeaders should be thoughtful about how data is used and presented.


Statements of vision and system strategies, but the bottom line is how teachers and learners experience the change.


The Assessment for Learning Project, a partnership between Center for Innovation in Education and Next Generation Learning Challenges, granted twelve grants totaling $2 million for rethinking assessment.


While school leaderboards can help focus on achievement and the commitment to transparency for all students to witness, do they actually produce positive effects for struggling students?


Graduate schools of education offer an assortment of courses that provide broad exposure to historical concepts in education and human development, yet are often divorced from practice.


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