Bringing the Four Principles Together

Welcome to the Resources page! Here, you will find high-quality educational materials that have been selected by the Students at the Center team.

Learn more about our vetting process here. Our curation process is ongoing so let us know what we should include.


The Role of Performance Monitoring in Competency-Based Education

Jason Ellingson

This blog post is the seventh in a blog series by Getting Smart on strategies to encourage students to reflect on… Read More »


Five Things You Need to Know About New Hampshire’s Completion-Based Funding Model

Joy Cho, Larry Miller

This article describes five key findings from a Center for Innovation in Education report on a New Hampshire completion-based funding… Read More »


XQ Expert Series: Technology and Learning for an Interconnected World

XQ America

This video podcast series, created by XQ America, a national movement to rethink high school, and hosted by Michelle Cahill,… Read More »

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The Student-Centered Learning Podcast

Arthur Eduardo Baraf

Created by Students at the Center Distinguished Fellow Arthur Eduardo Baraf, this podcast explores the many facets of student-centered learning. In… Read More »


Competency Education and Personalized Learning


This short video produced by KnowledgeWorks provides an introduction to the concepts and need for competency-based learning. The video discusses… Read More »


3 Tips For Introducing Competency-Based Learning Into K-12

Mary Jo Madda

This article shares three ways, based on feedback and interviews from teachers and researchers of competency-based learning (CBL), to introduce competency-based learning… Read More »


Catalyzing Mastery-Based Learning: NYC’s Mastery Collaborative

Chris Sturgis

This article describes the Mastery Collaborative created by the New York City Department of Education. The Collaborative consists of 40 schools,… Read More »


What Happens to Maine Students Who Don’t Meet Proficiency Standards?

Robbie Feinberg

This article explores possible impacts of the new Maine state laws that require proficiency-based diplomas for graduation. It discusses the… Read More »


Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England

Chris Sturgis

This paper explores K-12 competency-based education policy and practice across six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode… Read More »


Maine Voices: Casco Bay High Shines as Joyful Example of Learning’s Expedition

Derek Pierce

In this post, Derek Pierce, Principal of Casco Bay High School in Portland, Maine writes about his school’s student-centered program… Read More »

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