Twenty years ago, Oakland students in the impoverished neighborhoods of West Oakland attended schools in deplorable conditions. A recent school tour revealed a much different scene thanks to the efforts of several edleaders.

Young people are headed for a project-based world in their future careers, so it's imperative we set them up for success now through intentional project-based learning experiences in school.

Here are ten U.S. K-12 next generation school networks with blended environments that combine personalized learning strategies and tools with challenging and integrated projects for students.

Guest author Jason Ellingson addresses concerns educators may have about performance monitoring and publicly displaying student progress when it comes to competency-based education.

In order to solve many challenges our world is facing now and in the future, here are 17 goals that young people should grapple with as core learning experiences in secondary and tertiary education.

While it may be that learners' best hope in a globalized world is to become a creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial and engaged lifelong learner, here are three paradoxes globalization itself presents.

We began this blog series asking the question "to leaderboard or not?" By looking at different types of performance monitoring, we've drawn the following six conclusions.

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.

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