Bringing the Four Principles Together

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A Practical Guide to Personalization in a Standards-Based World

Eric M. Carbaugh, Kristina J. Doubet

Often standards in education are seen as a roadblock to personalization. This article offers practical strategies for using essential questions… Read More »

Article/Blog, Report

CompetencyWorks Releases New Reports on Key Issues in Competency Education

Chris Sturgis

In conjunction with the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, CompetencyWorks released several draft reports exploring key issues challenging the field… Read More »


Personalized Learning, the Navajo Way

Mark Sorenson

This article, from the perspective of a principal, superintendent and mentor of indigenous schools for over forty years, looks at personalized… Read More »


Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning

Natalie Truong

This paper highlights trends to advance learning for English language learner (ELL) students. It outlines promising practices and considerations for… Read More »


A Guide for Engaging ELL Families: Twenty Strategies for School Leaders

Lydia Breiseth, Kristen Robertson, Susan Lafond

This guide, developed by Colorín Colorado, an organization that supports English language learner (ELL) educators and students, shares useful strategies… Read More »


How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring

Linda Flanagan

This article shares the success story of Carrollwood Day School in Florida, chronicling the efforts of school leadership and students… Read More »

Brief, Tool

Welcoming Schools Starter Kit

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

This brief, Welcoming Schools: An Inclusive Approach to Addressing Family Diversity, Gender Stereotyping and Name-Calling outlines a comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive approach… Read More »


The Seven Principles for Inclusive Education

Tanenbaum|Center for Inter-religious Understanding

This framework outlines seven principles that can serve as a foundation for teacher training and professional development focused on equity.… Read More »


Personalized Learning with Matt and Courtney

Matthew Shea and Courtney Belolan

This podcast is hosted by Courtney, a K-12 instructional coach in Maine, and Matt, a district administrator and former math… Read More »


Digital Learning Day Resources

Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, is a yearly event to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders,… Read More »

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