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Aurora Institute

Transforming Education Systems

The Aurora Institute is lifting up new ideas to shift mental models on public education. We’re drawing from the latest developments in education systems change nationally and globally to transform K-12 education in the United States.

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Strategic Initiatives

  • Center for Policy

    We’re creating and advancing student-centered policies at the state and federal level.

    Read Our State and Federal Policy Priorities

  • Action Research Center & CompetencyWorks

    We’re sharing best practices, building knowledge, and conducting research and evaluation around K-12 personalized, competency-based education.

    Action Research Center
    Visit CompetencyWorks

  • Connecting & Convening

    We host convenings, including our annual Symposium, and connecting stakeholders in the future-focused education space.

    Events & Webinars

Looking for learner-centered education resources to share with colleagues? Explore the latest #CompetencyWorks report: Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education. 📌 Read the full report here: zcu.io/F1CN @kimQED @ajs_stewart pic.twitter.com/mqdwTl86FN

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Our Work in Action
``The world is changing—education must also change. Societies everywhere are undergoing deep transformation, and this calls for new forms of education to foster the competencies that societies and economies need, today and tomorrow.``

UNESCO

``There’s no such thing as an average brain. There’s no such thing as an average cell...What might be the most important insight about the future of education, there’s no such thing as an average student.``

Todd Rose

``Unless you innovate with intention rather than novelty, those already furthest behind will get further behind.``

Russlyn Ali, XQ America and Emerson Collective

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EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND CAPACITY-BUILDING

100+

FEDERAL AND STATE POLICYMAKERS SEEKING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ANNUALLY

200

REPORTS, ISSUE BRIEFS, AND INFORMATION MATERIALS PUBLISHED TO RAISE THE FIELD OF PERSONALIZED, COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

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ATTENDEES OF THE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM