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How to Make Senior Capstones Truly Anti-Racist: Alternative Assessments Are Not Inherently Equitable Without Concerted Effort

July 21, 2021

Lisa Martinez

Issue(s): Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Competency-Based Education Across America

July 21, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Crosswalking EdTech with Competency-Based Design Principles

July 14, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Federal and State Policy Updates Published July 12th

July 12, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issue(s): Federal Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Fund Innovation

Implementing Competency-Based Education in Your School or District: A Tool to Help You Chart Your Journey

July 8, 2021

Brian Stack, Jonathan Vander Els

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning

Catalyzing Curriculum Redesign and Developing a Multicultural, Antiracist K-12 Content Map

July 1, 2021

Sydney Schaef

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction

Centering Student Voice in Statewide Assessment of Student Success Factors: Oregon’s SEED Survey

June 23, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

From One-Size-Fits-All Education to Learning Ecosystems: Our Call-to-Action for States

June 18, 2021

Susan Patrick

Issue(s): State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Let’s Just Say It Out Loud: There Isn’t Enough Time To Cover All the Standards

June 16, 2021

Jon Altbergs, Laurie Gagnon

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Roundtable Highlights Ties Between Project-Based Learning and Competency-Based Education, Explores New Research

June 9, 2021

Kristin De Vivo

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

States Can Use Innovation Zones as K-12 Reimagines Its Future after COVID

June 3, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issue(s): State Policy, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Fund Innovation, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Empowering Students Through the Lens of Adaptive Competencies

June 3, 2021

Tonya Howell

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

What’s New in K-12 Competency-Based Education?

May 26, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Where Did the Teachers of Color Go? Decolonizing Education Starts with Teacher Diversity

May 20, 2021

Kim Lanoy-Sandoval

Issue(s): Commit to Equity, Engage Community, Design for Educational Equity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce

101 Practice Suggestions from the Aurora Institute Annual Survey

May 19, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Strategies for Shifting to Student-Centered Learning from the Aurora Institute Annual Survey

May 12, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Center for Policy and Advocacy April 2021 Updates

May 6, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issue(s): Federal Policy, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Fund Innovation, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Five Big Ideas for Learner-Centered Competency Framework Design

May 5, 2021

Sydney Schaef

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Competency-Based Education Needs Deeper Evaluation of Educational Equity Outcomes

April 22, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality

Springpoint’s Phased Approach to Implementing Competency-Based Education, Phase Three: School Schedule and Student Learning Progression

April 15, 2021

Elina Alayeva, Christy Kingham

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

Springpoint’s Phased Approach to Implementing Competency-Based Education, Phase Two: Scaling Key Practices and Building Core Systems

April 12, 2021

Elina Alayeva, Christy Kingham

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction

Springpoint’s Phased Approach to Implementing Competency-Based Education, Phase One: Establishing a Solid Foundation

April 7, 2021

Elina Alayeva, Christy Kingham

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction

Creating a Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture at Kenowa Hills

March 31, 2021

Mike Burde

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Seeks Field Input on Annual Stakeholder Survey

March 30, 2021

DeQuendre Bertrand

Issue(s): Aurora Institute, Aurora Institute Symposium, Federal Policy, State Policy, Issues in Practice

Education Domain Blog

Center for Policy and Advocacy March 2021 Updates

March 28, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issue(s): Federal Policy, Increase Access to Broadband, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

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