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Leadership in Action: What Do Today’s Students Need to Know?

New England Secondary School Consortium

This issue brief from the New England Secondary School Consortium’s Leadership in Action series outlines how we can make sure… Read More »


Securing the Dream

Maria Idali Torres, et. al.

Although Latinos comprise only 8.4% of Massachusetts’ population, their age structure (tilted toward the younger age groupings) and the constant… Read More »


The Strengths and Challenges of Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy: What the Research Says

Michelle Renee and Sara McAlister

In this report, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) examines a growing body of literature on community organizing to… Read More »


When Success is the Only Option: Designing Competency-Based Pathways for Next Generation Learning

Chris Sturgis and Susan Patrick

Competency-based policy is often described simply as flexibility in awarding credit, or an alternative to the Carnegie unit. However, this… Read More »


A New Era of Education Reform: Preparing All Students for Success in College, Career and Life

Jill Norton, Lisa Famularo, Michael Bennett & Ivy Washington

This report is on the 2010 statewide survey conducted by the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy of superintendents, charter… Read More »


Disconnected Young Adults in New England

Ephraim Weisstein, Flora Traub

This study provides an overview of the scope, scale, and consequences of the current disconnected young adult challenge. The authors… Read More »


Ready for the Future: The Role of Performance Assessments in Shaping Graduates’ Academic, Professional, and Personal Lives

Laurie Gagnon

The perspectives of high school graduates offer a valuable source of understanding for educators and policymakers on how high quality… Read More »

Research, Summary

Including Performance Assessments in Accountability Systems

Rosann Tung

This executive summary seeks to understand previous efforts at scaling up the use of performance assessments across districts and states. Through systematic… Read More »


Meaningful Linkages between Summer Programs, Schools, and Community Partners

B. McLaughlin and T.L. Phillips

This report draws on findings from in-depth interviews conducted by the National Center for Summer Learning with 11 summer programs… Read More »


Building Multiple Pathways: Approaches, Relevant Programs and Implementation Considerations

Ephraim Weisstein, Dr. David Jacobson

This report from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation offers alternatives, or “multiple pathways” for learners to be prepared for post-secondary options.… Read More »

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