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Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments

Sydney Johnson

This article explores the No Grades, No Grades (NG2) program in New Hampshire, where seven elementary schools are participating in a pilot,… Read More »

blog | July 3, 2017 | by Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Expanded Roles For Online Credit Recovery Teachers (Part 1 of 3)

As schools and districts have worked to develop online credit recovery programs, key aspects of program development have often fallen… Read More »

blog | June 28, 2017 | by Arthur Baraf, Keesa McKoy

A School Leader’s Student-Centered Resources for Next Gen Educators (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final installment of our “Student-Centered Resources for Next Gen Educators” series. Be sure to check… Read More »

Report, Website



Levers2Learn is a web-based research report which shares findings on barriers to, and enablers of, deeper learning in high schools. The… Read More »


Online Courses for Credit Recovery in High Schools

Eliot Levine, Jeremiah Johnson, Jenny Malave and Stefanie Santaniello

This report, prepared by The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) examines promising practices… Read More »


Big Bang: The International Conference on Student-Centered Learning

This conference is a convening of hundreds of educators, advocates, thought leaders from around the world, and students, focusing on… Read More »

blog | June 22, 2017 | by Alison Hramiec, Head of School, Boston Day and Evening Academy

Hiring: The Very First Step to a Flourishing School Culture (Part 3 of 3)

Read part one and two of this series. My advice to those seeking to establish a thriving culture in their schools at the… Read More »

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Student-Focused Learning in Springdale, Arkansas

James Rickabaugh

This four-part blog series from CompetencyWorks, explores the exemplary student-centered work in the Springdale School District, in Arkansas. The articles explore… Read More »


Lessons from a Social Studies Teacher: The Power of Interdisciplinary Work in a Competency-Based School

Donna Harvey-Moseley

This blog shares tips for getting the most out of the student-centered practice of interdisciplinary projects. The author first shares… Read More »


Technology Counts 2017

Education Week

Technology Counts 2017: Classroom Tech: Where Schools Stand is Education Week’s 20th annual report on education technology. The report’s feature… Read More »

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