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Silver Linings: Observations of Self-Directed Behavior in an Online Environment

April 23, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Joins the Educating All Learners Alliance to Support Students with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020

Communications Staff

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Continuity of Learning Is an Urgent State Education Policy Priority

April 21, 2020

Natalie Truong, Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Flexible Pacing: Running The Same Race

April 17, 2020

Alyson Wright

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Virtual Youth Summit Supports Student Agency and Community-Building During COVID-19 School Closures

April 13, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Announces Federal and State Policy Agenda

April 9, 2020

Susan Patrick, Natalie Truong, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Modernize HEA, Increase Access to Broadband, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Registration for Aurora Institute Symposium 2020 Is Now Open

April 8, 2020

Communications Staff

Educating the Whole Child (and Young Adult) at Alta Vista Innovation High School

April 7, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Transforming Virginia K-12 Education for Deeper Learning and Future Readiness

April 3, 2020

James Lane

Issues: Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Engage Community

Personalized Learning from a Distance: An Early Report from Schools Closed by Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

A New Home on the Web for the Aurora Institute

March 30, 2020

Andrew Schwartz, DeQuendre Bertrand

Ensuring Responsiveness to Student Needs at Learn4Life Schools

March 26, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Learn Lessons from the Field

Building Coherent High School Grading and Reporting Systems in Competency-Based Education, Part 3

March 19, 2020

Rose Colby

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Building Coherent Grading and Reporting Systems in Competency-Based Education, Part 2

March 16, 2020

Rose Colby

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Building Coherent Grading and Reporting Systems in Competency-Based Education, Part 1

March 11, 2020

Rose Colby

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

2020 Aurora Institute Symposium Planning and Coronavirus Response

March 5, 2020

Susan Patrick

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Public Comments Submitted on the Competitive Grants for State Assessments Program

March 3, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Innovation Spotlight - The Skill, Will, and Resources that Create the Conditions for Young People to Thrive

February 25, 2020

Courtney Belolan, Matthew Shea

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Design for Educational Equity

A High School With No Students – Only “Scholars”

February 25, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Personalization and Positive School Culture at Del Lago Academy

February 19, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Q&A on Mental Health and the Future of Learning with Brooke Stafford-Brizard and Pamela Cantor, M.D.

February 17, 2020

Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Pamela Cantor

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Science Competencies and Micro-credentials at Del Lago Academy

February 13, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

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About a century ago, just 10% of American youth attended high school. Demand for secondary education increased exponentially in the first decades of the 20th century. But not much else has changed since. This paradigm's time is up. aurora-institute.org/resource… pic.twitter.com/nV1Z4QrdBg

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