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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 Joins the Educating All Learners Alliance to Support Students with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020

Communications Staff

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Continuity of Learning Is an Urgent State Education Policy Priority

April 21, 2020

Natalie Truong, Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, 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

Registration for Aurora Institute Symposium 2020 Is Now Open

April 8, 2020

Communications Staff

Education Domain Blog

Transforming Virginia K-12 Education for Deeper Learning and Future Readiness

April 3, 2020

James Lane

Issues: Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

A New Home on the Web for the Aurora Institute

March 30, 2020

Andrew Schwartz, DeQuendre Bertrand

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

Public Comments Submitted on the Competitive Grants for State Assessments Program

March 3, 2020

Alexis Chambers

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

Education Domain Blog

Innovation Spotlight - The Skill, Will, and Resources that Create the Conditions for Young People to Thrive

February 25, 2020

Courtney Belolan, Matthew Shea

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

Education Domain Blog

Q&A on Mental Health and the Future of Learning with Brooke Stafford-Brizard and Pamela Cantor, M.D.

February 17, 2020

Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Pamela Cantor

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

Education Domain Blog

New Innovation Spotlight Episode – Adopting and Applying a Futures-Thinking Mindset in Education

February 10, 2020

Courtney Belolan, Matthew Shea

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

Education Domain Blog

Bringing Critical Design Pillars into Practice

February 7, 2020

Brooke Stafford-Brizard

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

Education Domain Blog

New Innovation Spotlight Episode – Shawn Rubin on Innovative Educator Prep and Stakeholder Voice

January 29, 2020

DeQuendre Bertrand

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Mental Health and Wellness Are Key to Learning

January 21, 2020

Brooke Stafford-Brizard

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute and Center for Assessment Recommend Ways State Leaders Can Build Balanced Assessment Systems

January 15, 2020

Maria Worthen, Carla Evans, Scott Marion

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Education Innovation Is Flourishing Across the Commonwealth of Virginia

January 3, 2020

Natalie Slocum

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

What Could a Shift Toward a Whole Child Approach Look Like in Schools? An Emphasis on Mental Health

December 23, 2019

Brooke Stafford-Brizard

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

Education Domain Blog

A Call to Action for Higher Education to Modernize Teaching

December 12, 2019

Katherine Casey

Issues: Federal Policy, Modernize HEA, State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

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

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

Eliot Levine Shares News on the Definition of Competency-Based Education in the Latest Innovation Spotlight Podcast

November 12, 2019

DeQuendre Bertrand

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

The U.S. Department of Education Is Inviting New Applications for Round 3 of the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority

October 26, 2019

Alexis Chambers, Maria Worthen

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Bringing Education Policy and the Learning Sciences into Alignment

October 24, 2019

Natalie Truong

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Develop Educator Capacity, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation