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Summertime Reading Part 1: Policy

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Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

cwvDm9asA3Lw9ZOGAbl5etGTCwSummertime is a great time to catch up on reading! Today’s post highlights important posts about policy in competency education. Policy helps to promote innovation among schools and set a foundation for lasting change in the education system. Below are some posts we think will be helpful in learning about this crucial topic:


 Necessary for Success: Building Mastery of World-Class Skills, A State Policymakers Guide to Competency Education

Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education

Blog posts:

How States Are Advancing Competency Education

Streams of Innovation: Update on Federal and State Policy

Personalizing State Policy with Extended Graduation Rate

Catch Up On What Other States Are Doing:

Two More States Moving Forward to Competency Education

Oregon Gets An A+ for Its New Grading Policy

Unleashing Innovation in Connecticut Schools

Competency Education in Colorado Takes  A Giant Step Forward

Blended Learning and Competency Education Collide in Colorado


Also, take a look at Maine’s glossary of definitions.

Check back in a couple of days to see a catch up list of case studies of competency-based schools.