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How Systems of Assessments Aligned with Competency-Based Education Can Support Equity

Carla Evans, Maria Worthen, and Scott Marion

This report from the Aurora Institute and Center for Assessment looks at ways in which state leaders can build balanced… Read More »


6 Strategies to Support the Development of Self-Directed Learners


This article explores several strategies to help students build the skills needed to be self-directed learners. The author, an experienced… Read More »


Advancing Equity by Building Development Relationships

Jenna Sethi

This story looks at the importance of building developmental relationships in which adults and youth share power, especially for students… Read More »

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Teaching Students to Think About Thinking

Sam Rhodes

The articles in this issue of ASCDExpress explore metacognition, the ability to understand ones own mental processes and to monitor… Read More »


This Pennsylvania District Knows Transformation is a Human First Endeavor


In this article district leaders from Salisbury Township School District, a small public district in PA, detail the first 4… Read More »


Pittsburgh-Area Students Tackle Community Challenges in Learn and Earn Program

Jamie Martinez

This article describes a summer learning program in the Pittsburg, PA area. Through the Learn and Earn Program, students conducted… Read More »


Hearing Youth Voices

Hearing Youth Voices

This group is a youth-led, action research group where students learn about the different oppressions they face every day and… Read More »

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Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)


CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with… Read More »


Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together

Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together

This organization was founded in Vermont to increase student voice in decision-making and engagement in learning. Youth and adults participate… Read More »

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Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit

Jane Feinberg

This toolkit provides strategies, resources, and tools for those who would like to build public understanding and engagement around student-centered… Read More »

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