This blog series shares lessons from leaders in competency-based education at different levels of leadership: state, district, and school. Each post will highlight the work of several leaders at a given level and will share lessons learned for other educators to consider in their own development of competency-based education.
Family and Community Engagement
The past decade has witnessed impressive growth in and commitment to helping more students graduate, fueled in part by a growing body of research on barriers to achievement of a diploma or credential. The 2014 Building a GradNation Summit was energized by the news that our national on-time graduation rate had reached 80% for the first time, growing ever closer to the GradNation campaign’s goal of a 90% on-time graduation rate by 2020.
It takes a village. Partnership. Collaboration. Networking. We all hear and use these terms regularly when talking about ways to improve education. With so many diverse organizations, agencies, and entities acting at the national, state, and local levels to better serve students and improve outcomes, it’s perhaps not surprising.
More than 200 small high schools serving predominantly low-income and minority students have opened in New York City since 2002. They replaced more than 23 large high schools identified as failing.
On December 16th, Education Week hosted a Webinar entitled “Beyond School: Earning Credit for Real-World Experiences.” This Webinar discusses an extended learning opportunity (ELO) initiative involving Providence, Rhode Island school district and its nonprofit partner Providence After School Alliance (PASA). In selected high schools throughout the district, students participate in community programs for digital badges and course credit.
Youth involved with the justice system face significant challenges.
On May 29, the American Youth Policy Forum, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, and the Institute for Education Leadership, hosted a webinar titled, “The Use of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) to Help Students to be College and Career Ready.” Presenters included Dr.
On May 6, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center and National High School Center released a brief titled, Improving College and Career Readiness by Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning. The brief was written to assist state policymakers better understand how social and emotional lear