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July 01, 2019

Shifting to Skill-Focused Graduation Requirements

Students at the Workshop School in the Philadelphia district will earn credits and grades in Creative Know How, Habits of Success, and Wayfinding skills starting next year.

June 13, 2019

Oakland's Graduate Profile: A Spotlight on What Matters Most

A graduate profile can help build coherence for a school district by focusing instruction on what truly matters. To create its profile, Oakland Unified listened to students, alumni, and teachers and is now aligning resources toward the vision it sets.

May 16, 2019

How Might We Foster More Engaging Student-Learning Opportunities? Industry Partnerships

For the past decade, the St. Vrain Valley school district has fostered strong partnerships between industry and education to advance learning environments, the future workforce, and its community.

May 15, 2019

Career Superhighway Journey Map

Vista Unified school district students, parents, teachers, and business leaders helped map a career-development pathway from prenatal through career for the community.

May 07, 2019

Student Experience: The Key to Deepening Student Learning

This past year, a group of D.C. charter and district teachers came together to create rubrics, performance assessments, and instructional design to develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

May 01, 2019

Culturally Relevant Performance Assessments: Lessons From Hawaiian-Focused Charter Schools

Students at Hawaiian-Focused Charter Schools complete culturally relevant capstone projects at key junctures in their education journey to demonstrate their learning and growth.

April 22, 2019

Using Community Ideas to Shape the Vision for a Career Superhighway

Vista Unified is using the design-thinking process with community representatives to re-envision career development in the region.

March 06, 2019

Street Data: A New Grammar for Educational Equity

We need a way to radically reimagine the mindset and the methodology of working toward equity. The concept of "street data," which allows for real-time feedback loops rooted in the voices and experiences of students, staff, and families, is key to this transformation.

March 05, 2019

Boston's Innovative Approach to Reconnecting High School Dropouts

The district is reconnecting high school dropouts by focusing on life goals, academic gaps, social-emotional challenges, and personal commitments.

March 04, 2019

Three Powerful Examples of School Districts Using Capstones and Portfolios

Colorado's guidelines for graduation offer a menu of options including performance-based demonstrations of college and career readiness such as portfolios and capstone projects.

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