Perspectives on the Current Landscape of Competency-Based Learning Research

Join the Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance (NCCRA) for a researcher, practitioner, and policymaker discussion on competency-based learning in New England and beyond. Paul Leather, deputy commissioner of education for New Hampshire, will discuss the reform in his state and present a case study on the PACE pilot accountability program, which provides alternate… Read More ›

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. Check out archives from 2015 National School Counseling Week!

Shadow A Student Challenge

When students feel known and valued by an adult at their school, they show up. When they are engaged in relevant, challenging work, they are building competencies for college, career, and civic life. What is it like to be a student at your school? To ride the bus? Juggle the workload? Fit into the culture?… Read More ›

Ambitious Instruction: Towards Deeper Learning on a Larger Scale

Educational reforms come and go from one decade to the next, but the everyday routines of classroom instruction hardly ever seem to change. Why have the culture and practice of teaching been so slow to evolve? What does the most ambitious, deeper teaching entail? And what it will take to scale up such instruction in… Read More ›

Building Community in 140 Characters or Less

Over the past decade, social media has become news anchor, matchmaker, and replaced the water cooler as our gathering area. Increasingly, it is being used to share and connect stories of people who lack access or sufficient influence to traditional media. Join the MIT Museum as researchers and community leaders share how local issues can turn… Read More ›

A Northeast Region View of Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Implementation

3–4:30 p.m. ET Join the growing national and regional conversation about proficiency- and competency-based learning, the school and district reform that departs from traditional Carnegie unit and seat-time requirements for students. REL Northeast & Islands researchers will present a new study on definitions and policies related to competency-based learning and implementation across the region, and a representative… Read More ›