Internships, technical programs, college courses, hands-on science, accelerated study—a new generation of high schools is redefining the learning experience.
Some students leave high school knowing calculus, while others still struggle with basic math. How can we make sure every student graduates prepared?
Textbooks, chalkboards, and desks were the hallmarks of 20th century schooling. Today's best schools are borderless community learning centers.
National borders no longer define the knowledge and skills needed for success. Lessons from other countries are helping us more effectively prepare our students.
How can we use what we know about the way the brain works to inspire and engage students?
Every day, the world is growing more complex and demanding. Today's students need new skills that will equip them for success in the global economy.
Roughly half of all young Americans arrive in their mid-twenties without the skills or labor market credentials essential for success in today's increasing demanding economy.
This collection of reports tells the story of the continuing growth of the Latino population in Massachusetts, and offers policy recommendations aimed at improving educational opportunities and outcomes for this population.
The Strengths and Challenges of Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy: What the Research Says
Community organizing for education reform has the potential to create equitable changes in schools and districts.
Competency-based education has the potential to re-engineer education systems so that failure is no longer an option for students.
How are school and district leaders supporting the integration of 21st century skills into public education?
Middle-skills jobs—those that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree—are critical to the state's economic growth.
Too many young adults, particularly those from ethnic minorities and lower socioeconomic groups, are leaving high school without the skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education and the emerging workforce.
Ready for the Future: The Role of Performance Assessments in Shaping Graduates’ Academic, Professional, and Personal Lives
How can performance assessments help high school students prepare for success in college and beyond? Through a series of interviews with Boston public school graduates, this study analyzes how performance assessment systems prepared students for future academic, professional, and personal endeavors.
Performance assessments, often used for individual student evaluation, are effective measurements, but rarely incorporated into accountability systems at the district and state levels.
What do effective summer learning partnerships look like? This report offers guidance and examples for schools and communities looking to develop and manage successful summer learning partnerships.
Pre-K is proven to improve educational outcomes, but not all students have access to high-quality programs.
The report reviewed six options that are likely to be considered in any comprehensive multiple pathways initiative. These options serve
To increase the number of young people who gain the credentials necessary to succeed in the 21st century, we need to establish "multiple pathways" for learners that lead to a variety of high-quality postsecondary options.
As New England's population changes, the region must rework its policies and practices to meet the increasingly demanding expectations of today's economy for underserved learners.