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.


Career Academies and Small Learning Communities

Association for Career and Technical Education

This page of the CTE Research Clearinghouse, managed by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), focuses on career… Read More »


Desperately Seeking: Culturally Relevant Ideas and Innovation in Education

Shawn Rubin

This article discusses Startup Weekend Education in Providence (SWeduPVD), a design event hosted by the Highlander Institute in collaboration with… Read More »

Tool, Video

Most Likely To Succeed Videos and Prompts

MLTS Film Organization

The film Most Likely To Succeed (MLTS) has been used by many communities as a catalyst for discussion about the… Read More »

Article/Blog, Tool, Website

Going Back to School with the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project


This tool, the Fifty States Project: Back-to-School Edition is an EdSurge initiative to publish articles showcasing educators and their stories… Read More »

Report, Tool

District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide for Scaling Personalized Learning

Matt Williams, Jesse Moyer & Sarah Jenkins

In this toolkit by KnowledgeWorks the authors begin to explore how to move from isolated school models of student-centered learning… Read More »


Putting Students at the Center: Research Shows Student-Centered Approaches Result in Achievement and Engagement

Nicholas C. Donohue

This article, written by President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF), Nicholas C. Donohue, discusses the positive… Read More »


Blended Learning Magnifies a Teacher’s Power

Cindy Elsberry

In this article, Cindy Elsberry, the former superintendent of Horry County Schools in South Carolina, a high-poverty district which won… Read More »


The Conditions Necessary to Move from a Traditional School District to a True Learning Community

Virgel Hammonds

This article suggests the key to effective personalized learning is creation of learning communities for both students and adults in… Read More »


Pocket Connector: How Texting Helps One High School Teacher Break Barriers and Forge New Bonds with Families

Jessica Lander

This article describes a unique way one teacher is connecting with parents. ELL teacher, Jessica Lander, uses the free texting… Read More »


How One District Improved Its Personalized Learning by Failing Forward

Michele Eaton

In this article, a professional development provider working with teachers at the Ben Davis Extended Day (BDED) blended learning program… Read More »

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