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A Collective Call to Transform Anguish into Action

June 2, 2020

Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, State Policy, Issues in Practice

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Applauds Proposed Education Department Priorities for Teacher-Led Professional Learning

May 18, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Education Domain Blog

U.S. Department of Education Announces New $300M Competitive Grant Program for Rethinking Education

April 27, 2020

Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Announces Federal and State Policy Agenda

April 9, 2020

Susan Patrick, Natalie Truong, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Modernize HEA, Increase Access to Broadband, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

2020 Aurora Institute Symposium Planning and Coronavirus Response

March 5, 2020

Susan Patrick

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

The State of the Field, 2019

December 6, 2019

Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Develop Educator Capacity, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

CompetencyWorks Releases Report Updating Definition of Competency-Based Education

November 14, 2019

Eliot Levine, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency, Design for Educational Equity

Education Domain Blog

CompetencyWorks Releases Report Updating Definition of Competency-Based Education

November 14, 2019

Eliot Levine, Susan Patrick

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

iNACOL Has Become the Aurora Institute

October 29, 2019

Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation

Education Domain Blog

Five State Policy Recommendations for Governors: Supporting Innovation in Education for the Future Workforce

October 18, 2019

Alexis Chambers, Maria Worthen, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

What Leading Education Systems Around the Globe are Doing to Transform Learning

June 21, 2019

Susan Patrick

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

iNACOL Releases Two Issue Briefs on 2019 Federal and State Policy Priorities

January 30, 2019

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Modernize HEA, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity

Education Domain Blog

The Journey Toward Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

January 21, 2019

Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity

Education Domain Blog

Celebrating a Champion of Competency-Based Education

January 8, 2019

Susan Patrick

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation

Education Domain Blog

Charting the Course: Recommendations to Support A Long-Term Plan For K-12 Education Transformation to Competency-Based Education Systems

November 8, 2018

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones

Education Domain Blog

Creating Long-Term Strategy for State Policymakers to Support a Fully Developed, Competency-Based Education System

October 30, 2018

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Policies that Support Building Capacity to Lead Change to Advance Personalized, Competency-Based Education

October 19, 2018

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Understanding How U.S. K-12 Accountability and Assessments are Too Often Conflated: What Policymakers Need to Know to Advance Student-Centered Learning Policies

October 12, 2018

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Creating Multiple, High-Quality Pathways to Educator Credentials and Development to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Education

October 5, 2018

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity

Education Domain Blog

Educator and School Leader Competencies Can Promote Systems Coherence in Competency Education

September 28, 2018

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce

Education Domain Blog

iNACOL’s 2019 State and Federal Policy Priorities ‒ Equity-Driven and Future-Focused

September 27, 2018

Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones

Education Domain Blog

Building Teacher Professional Judgment in Policy to Support Competency Education

September 21, 2018

Dale Frost, Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity

Education Domain Blog

Tackling Accountability as Continuous Improvement in Policy: Next Generation Accountability Models

September 18, 2018

Dale Frost, Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement

Education Domain Blog

Accountability Models Designed for Continuous Improvement in Student-Centered Learning Systems

September 7, 2018

Dale Frost, Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement

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