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John Gomberts
This is the second in a short series of blogs about the right to readinessLet’s define it by what it is, not by what it isn’t.
social emotional learning
Competnecy based learning is no longer just about math and reading, it also incorporates social emotional learning which measures a number of areas, like manging ...
readiness gaps
Let’s stop playing it safe. Readiness is more than a goal; it’s a right. This isn’t just an outward call to action.  ...
ideas
If you’re like us, you want to challenge and be challenged. You’re here because you believe there are better ways to get every young person ready for ...
readiness
A noted Williams College psychologist argues standardized tests are useful, if they measure the abilities students really need.
happy youth
Positive Youth Development is a youth justice system that focuses on a young person's strengths and positive development rather than a deficit-based correctional ...
all lives matter
In communities across the country, demonstrators have peacefully organized to protest against violence. These protests are being done in an effort to demonstrate that ...
BDEA
For students whose lives and learning styles make traditional school hard, Boston Day and Evening Academy's competency-based approach to learning is making a big ...
creswell
Nashville's Creswell Magnet Middle School is expanding its school day, but the change is not primarily about time. It’s about fundamentally redefining how ...
puzzle pieces
Read Stephanie's guide to staying up-to-date on competency-based higher education from websites, books and twitter handles.
Lindsay
What if a school started with the principle that students learn differently, but everyone can learn—and then designed a system around that? It would look a lot ...
karen pittman
John Gomperts, president and CEO of the America’s Promise Alliance; Karen Pittman, CEO and co-founder of the Forum for Youth Investment; and Sean Slade, ...
girl smiling
For kids in low-income neighborhoods after-school arts programming helps keep them off the streets and provides access to needed enrichment. Can it lower crime rates ...
graduates
Disconnection from the societal anchor structures of school and work during the transition to adulthood has serious consequences for young people themselves as well ...
ftfc
We hosted a Google Hangout with two inspiring leaders in the movement to support first-generation college student success. In these clips, Yolanda Norman and Ben ...