Building Multiple Pathways to a High School Diploma: A Cost Study of Non-Traditional Academic Options

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and MassBudget


Massachusetts is home to a number of successful schools and programs that use time and other resources flexibly to meet the needs of diverse learners, but these programs remain largely isolated from each other.

Uplifting the Whole Child: Using Wraparound Services to Overcome Social Barriers to Learning

Colin A. Jones


This report examines the effectiveness of best practices in wraparound services and estimates costs for implementing these practices more widely.

From Learning to Leadership: A Cost Study of Early Career Supports for Teachers

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and MassBudget


Intensive professional supports during a teacher's first few years have been linked to positive effects on job satisfaction, commitment, and retention.

The Past and the Promise: Today’s Competency Education Movement

Cecilia Le, Rebecca E. Wolfe and Adria Steinberg


Competency education is attracting significant interest as a promising way to help meet our national priority of ensuring that all young people are ready for college and careers.

Personal Opportunity Plans

Carol Miller Lieber


Personal Opportunity Plans can help increase school attendance and achievement, graduation rates, and even postsecondary program enrollment and persistence.

Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What’s Real and What’s Imagined?

Lawrence J. Miller and Jane S. Lee


Are policy barriers to school improvement real or imagined?

Student-Centered Schools Study: Closing the Opportunity Gap

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)


How can student-centered learning help close the opportunity gap?

Leadership in Action: What Are Personal Learning Plans?

New England Secondary School Consortium


Personal learning plans can bring greater focus, direction, and purpose to the decisions students make about their high school education.

The New Opportunity to Lead

Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) and Brightlines


This report offers a vision for education in Massachusetts in the next 20 years.

Ready for College and Career?

Karin Hess, Brian Gong, and Rebecca Steinitz


What does it really take for today's students to succeed in college and career?

Leadership in Action: What is Proficiency-Based Grading?

New England Secondary School Consortium


Proficiency-based grades incentivize students to work harder and learn more because progress and effort are recognized and rewarded.

A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change

Maria Worthen and Lillian Pace


The federal government is in a unique position to catalyze and scale student-centered learning.

Student-Centered Learning: Life Academy of Health and Bioscience

Nickole Richardson and Joe Feldman


What does student voice and choice look like?

Student-Centered Learning: Impact Academy of Arts and Technology

Channa Mae Cook-Harvey


In order for students to retain knowledge, they have to apply it.

Student-Centered Learning: City Arts and Technology High School

Heather Lewis-Charp and Tina Law


At City Arts and Technology High School in California, college readiness isn't just a goal—it's an expectation.

Student-Centered Learning: Dozier-Libbey Medical High School

Diane Friedlaender


How can student-centered learning help close the opportunity gap?

College Readiness Meets Global Competence

Katie Bayerl and Eve Goldberg


How can a global curriculum help close the achievement gap?

Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education

Chris Sturgis


Our A-F grading scheme is undermining the very core purpose of our education system: learning.

Gateway Cities Vision for Dynamic Community-Wide Learning Systems

Benjamin Forman, Julianne Viola, and Caroline Koch


Massachusetts cities envision community-wide learning systems as the key to successful students, a competent workforce, and a thriving economy.

Education Indicators for Maine 2013

Tanna Clews and Michael E. Dubyak


Can all Mainers have a post-secondary degree by 2023?