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What is Flipped Learning: Flipped Learning Definition

Flipped Learning Network

This two page overview developed by the Flipped Learning Network gives an excellent definition of flipped learning, suitable for introducing… Read More »


Every Student Succeeds Act Primer: High School Dropout Prevention and Reengagement of Out-of-School Youth

Alliance for Excellent Education, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) & National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC)

This three-page document provides a comprehensive overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act and its provisions that support High School Dropout Prevention and… Read More »

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Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Barbara Bray, Kathleen McClaskey

This infographic, “Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner,” adapts Students at the Center’s Continuum of Voice chart… Read More »

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The Intersection of Afterschool and Competency-based Learning: Emerging Trends, Policy Considerations, and Questions for the Future

American Youth Policy Forum

This white paper explores the intersection and relationship between afterschool and competency-based learning, recommends ideal policy environments for implementing successful… Read More »

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Teaching Differently in Competency-Based Schools

Bob Sornson

This is an excerpt from Bob Sornson’s book, Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools which… Read More »


Frequently Asked Questions and Definitions from Students at the Center

Jobs for the Future's Students at the Center Initiative

This summary unpacks some of the myths and terms in student-centered learning. Isn’t student-centered just a generic, overused term that… Read More »

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Student Bill of Rights

Providence Student Union

In Summer 2012, Providence Student Union (PSU) student leaders assembled a “Student Bill of Rights” that would guide the Union’s… Read More »


It’s Not a Matter of Time: Highlights from the 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit

Chris Sturgis, Susan Patrick, and Linda Pittenger

Education leaders and innovators met at the March 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit to share knowledge and research related to competency-based… Read More »

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Including Performance Assessments in Accountability Systems

Rosann Tung

The purpose of this review is to understand previous efforts at scaling up the use of performance assessments across districts… Read More »

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Mentors that Matter

What Kids Can Do

Who are the significant adults in the lives of teenagers, beyond the home and classroom? How do they reach out… Read More »

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