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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 ...
SeoScholars
Rather than pushing college readiness, Paymon Rouhanifard plans to focus on improving school safety and renovating facilities as a first priority.
GenSchoolsCover
The Generation Schools Network explores how schools with tight budgets can achieve dramatic improvements not by increasing spending, but by redeploying their resources.
opportunitynation
Opportunity Nation Executive Director Mark Edwards gives 5 ways the President and Congress can help disconnected youth get back on track.
OSF
Deverick knows how his life could have turned out if he hadn't stuck with his studies: prison, drugs, or even death. Instead, he became a star on the Baltimore ...
karen pittman
A YouthBuild alumni's story inspires.