Resources

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

10/2/2014

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

10/2/2014

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

10/2/2014

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

9/23/2014

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

7/15/2014

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

6/24/2014

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)

6/12/2014

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

Leadership in Action: What Are Personal Learning Plans?

New England Secondary School Consortium

5/5/2014

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

3/24/2014

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

3/20/2014

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

2/26/2014

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

2/1/2014

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

1/29/2014

What does student voice and choice look like?

Student-Centered Learning: Impact Academy of Arts and Technology

Channa Mae Cook-Harvey

1/29/2014

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

1/29/2014

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

1/29/2014

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

College Readiness Meets Global Competence

Katie Bayerl and Eve Goldberg

1/13/2014

How can a global curriculum help close the achievement gap?

Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education

Chris Sturgis

1/1/2014

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

11/13/2013

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

11/8/2013

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