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CompetencyWorks, Report

A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change

Authors: Maria Worthen, Lillian Pace

Organizations: CompetencyWorks

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity

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This report discusses a student-centered federal policy framework designed to advance the growth of competency education. The authors argue that the current traditional system fails students, and it is time to reframe quality, accountability, and access.

The traditional education system is often reinforced by federal, state, and local governments through outdated compliance requirements and funding structures. The success of competency education rests heavily on the federal adoption of a new student-centered policy framework. Read this report and discover how this proposed federal framework builds the capacity for systems change.


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