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Rethinking Accountability for Continuous Improvement of Next-Gen Learning Models

Next generation accountability systems should provide greater transparency on multiple measures of student learning. With ESSA, states will now have flexibility to redesign assessments for student-centered learning.

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How is personalized learning changing lives? Ask Thomas Rooney

Competency-based education (CBE) allows for flexible pacing that ensures a proper foundation is built for each student before moving onto the next level. Though a challenging, Thomas Rooney, Supt. at Lindsay Unified School District is making CBE a reality for students in his district.

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New K-12 Federal Education Bill Signed into Law: ESEA Is Reauthorized

President Obama signed into law a bill that reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind and holds significant implications for the field of K-12 education.

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Eight Ways Federal Policymakers Can Support Student-Centered Learning

By: Susan Gentz. We’re driven by a mission to transform K-12 education policy and practice to design powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. This is why we created a set of frameworks to move the needle in overcoming these barriers.

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EdTech 10: Change is the Only Constant

We’re reminded by this week’s EdTech news that when it comes to improving conditions for students and teachers, changes and progress in EdTech will happen constantly.

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Agilix develops innovative learning solutions that enable students and educators to take control of the learning experience. Agilix products include xLi, an eXtensible Learning Infrastructure for Partners and Buzz, a Personalized Learning System for mastery-based learning.

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EdTech 10: Giving Thanks Where Thanks is Due

In addition to the 1,500+ innovative leaders we shared for the 3rd Annual Smart Lists, for Thanksgiving we are thankful for this year’s positive news that we’ve been following weekly for our EdTech 10 series.

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How New Schools, Tools and Policies Will Bring an End to the Big Test

We are beginning to see the end of the current era of standards-based reform and for people that care about equity, we are wondering what’s next? So what is next? There have been eight important developments since NCLB was enacted. The most important sign of things to come is the trend towards personalized, blended, ...

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