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blog | December 5, 2014 | by Stephanie Krauss

Competency Education Can Address Readiness Gaps – But Not Alone

­My youngest brother’s senior year of high school—in a public school in New Jersey—was also my first year running a… Read More »

blog | October 20, 2014 | by Rebecca E. Wolfe

5 Key Takeaways From The Past And The Promise: Today’s Competency Education Movement

Students at the Center has just launched a new research series on competency education. Competency education is both a core… Read More »

blog | September 4, 2014 | by Joy Nolan

The Big Idea: Student-Centered Learning in New York City High Schools

In spring 2014, seniors at Hudson High School for Learning Technologies in NYC worked on a semester-long independent study project… Read More »

blog | February 26, 2014 | by Mamadou Ndiaye

PISA in Context

The confetti has been swept up, the cheering quieted, and the headaches dissipated. New Year’s celebrations? No, the release of… Read More »

blog | January 17, 2014 | by Mamadou Ndiaye

Of Executive Functions and Postsecondary Success

Paul Tough’s new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, is about the importance of… Read More »

blog | September 3, 2013 | by Rebecca E. Wolfe

Process-Folios: Peeking into a Student’s Head

Originally published by CompetencyWorks, August 28 2013. What educator hasn’t wished they could get inside a student’s head—if even just… Read More »

blog | July 8, 2013 | by Personalize Learning

The Brain Science Behind Learning

This commentary delves deeper into the principles behind Students at the Center’s Brainy Approaches to Learning infographic and explains how… Read More »

blog | March 28, 2013 | by Nancy Hoffman, Rebecca E. Wolfe, Adria Steinberg

Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning

From ASCD’s Putting Students at the Center issue. “You need to teach students how to take initiative to pursue learning,… Read More »

blog | January 25, 2013 | by Alison Hramiec, Director of Instruction, BDEA

Who is in charge here? BDEA reflection on student ownership

It has been a busy year at Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA), and much of our focus has been… Read More »

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