Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, shares more about the Profile of a Graduate campaign, created to help districts envision the essential competencies for a successful graduate in their community.


It's a good time to ask about the existence and value contribution of middle managers in education, and re-examine why school districts exist, how they work and what value they add.


On a recent school tour trip to Chicago, we visited three schools creating powerful personalized learning environments that serve their unique student population and communities.


Microschools have been popping up around the country for the last decade with great success, so let's make it easier to launch these schools by creating supportive networks.


Place-Based Education is fundamental to supporting "whole-child" development, as it propels students towards becoming active citizens, showing them that change is possible and that initiative and creativity are critical.


Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, a Chicago early college high school, helps students gain valuable work experience, earn a free associate degree and leave school with the possibility of a job offer.


The majority of students are still leaving high school unprepared for college and career, but the good news is there are at least ten trends that will drive improved options and outcomes for learners of all ages.


Social-emotional learning is most effective when it is integrated into school culture, curriculum and guidance services. Here are 10 examples of schools that embed SEL into their formal curricula.


Gordon Jones, Dean of Boise State University's College of Innovation and Design, discusses how the college focuses on incubating the most innovative and exciting ideas in higher education today.


AI is rapidly reshaping the employment landscape. Given the opportunities and challenges this creates, it is a topic every school community should be discussing with students.


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