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American schools were designed for a world that no longer exists – a standardized model of education that prepared students for a factory economy. To succeed in today’s global economy, young people need different skill and mindsets that the factory model was not designed to foster. A focus on student-centered, innovative approaches is taking root is schools across the country. Below are a few examples of policy approaches taken in other states and districts.

Big Ideas, Student-Centered Education

student-centered education

American schools were designed for a world that no longer exists — a standardized model of education that prepared students for a factory economy. To succeed in today’s dynamic global economy, young people need different skills and mindsets that the factory model was not designed to foster. A focus on student-centered, innovative approaches is taking […]

Big Ideas, Student-Centered Education

microschools

Microschools educate children in highly personalized environments that can be described as a 21st century take on the one-room schoolhouse. These intentionally small schools focus on individualized learning over standardization, harnessing student interests for learning, and creating tight-knit communities that build the bonds of trust that enable deep, meaningful learning. CHARACTERISTICS OF MICROSCHOOLS Although there […]

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Reimagine the school day and week

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Reimagine standards and assessment policies

Big Ideas, Student-Centered Education

Align Higher Education

Ensure innovative models are not at a disadvantage in admissions. As primary and secondary education moves to more competency-based models of education, a key challenge will be to ensure that postsecondary institutions view such transcripts in a way that does not put them at a disadvantage compared to transcripts that feature traditional elements like grade […]

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Move to competency-based education

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Flexibility and regulatory waivers

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Innovation Vision Statements

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yes. every kid works with anyone to support policies that respect the dignity of every student, fosters a diversity of approaches, and is open to the free flow of ideas and innovation.