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This post is authored by Peter Levine, the director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), at Tufts University, and Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the deputy director of CIRCLE. Last month...More
While policymakers often use the phrase "college and career readiness" to describe the goals of K-12 education, the truth is that most school reform initiatives focus on college readiness alone. Career readiness is often treated...More
Have you ever sat through a difficult or dry lesson and were told by your teacher when you began to struggle that if you simply tried harder, you would succeed? If so, didn’t it sound like your teacher was saying, “If you just...More
­My youngest brother’s senior year of high school—in a public school in New Jersey—was also my first year running a competency-based high school for over-age and under-credited youth in St. Louis. It is hard to describe just how...More
This post first appeared in Education Week's Learning Deeply blog , authored by Heidi Andrade, School of Education Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Methodology, University...More
Students at the Center has just launched a new research series on competency education. Competency education is both a core tenet in our student-centered framework and an area of increasing interest to practitioners and...More
In spring 2014, seniors at Hudson High School for Learning Technologies in NYC worked on a semester-long independent study project that required interaction with experts in a professional field By Joy Nolan, Instructional...More
While some countries celebrated their glowing results, others, like the United States, swallowed pangs of disappointment. Though much of the furor has now died down, the implications and lessons of PISA are still fresh on our minds as we launch the next phase of Students at the Center.More
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In “ Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age ,” a paper for the Students at the Center project, David Rose and I aim to describe how technology can be used to create more student-centered learning opportunities for diverse...More
Originally published by CompetencyWorks, August 28 2013. What educator hasn’t wished they could get inside a student’s head—if even just for a moment—to really understand how she thinks, learns, and what she still needs to do to grasp a concept or lesson? Process portfolios (also known as “process-folios”) provide an opportunity to not only peek inside a student’s progression toward mastery, but also to get the student more actively engaged in understanding his own learning process.More

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