From the Field

For Students Who are Behind

 A new paper today was released by Digital Learning Now, The Shift From Cohorts to Competency that focuses on competency education (Disclaimer: I’m one of the authors).  There is a section in the paper that I wanted to raise to your attention as it is an indicator that the issue of how to support studentsRead More

Florida Making a Dent in School to Prison Pipeline

 Florida has been in the youth news lately with the release of two different reports.  The first is the oddly titled Delinquency in Florida’s Schools: An Eight-Year Study (FY 2004-05 through FY 2011-12) released by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. In the opening message from Secretary Walters, shares good news “State law requires schoolRead More

The Common Core and Off-Track Youth

You can hear directly from Boston Day and Evening Academy, a school that has been highlighted in two recent reports Making Mastery Work and Developing Rigorous Competencies for Off-track Youth: A Case Study of Boston Day and Evening Academy by Jobs for the Future in a webinar sponsored by CompetencyWorks on January 31. Register here.Read More

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