Mind, Brain, and Education

Christina Hinton, Kurt W. Fischer, and Catherine Glennon


What does brain research tell us about how we learn and how learning, in turn, shapes the architecture of the brain?

Latino/a and Black Students and Mathematics

Rochelle Gutierrez and Sonya E. Irving


Many students, particularly underserved students, feel disconnected from mathematics, which is often taught without context or relation to everyday life. This 2012 report reviews research on the scope of mathematics in an effort to broaden understanding of where, when, and for whom math happens and the implications for teaching and learning.

Personalization in Schools

Susan Yonezawa, Larry McClure, and Makeba Jones


Student-teacher relationships are at the heart of personalization in schools, and play an important role in learning, especially for underserved students.

Literacy Practices for African-American Male Adolescents

Alfred W. Tatum


Just 38% of 12th graders performed at or above a proficient level in reading in 2009. Despite efforts to close the achievement gap, African-American boys fare even worse in literacy, and schools should deepen efforts to ensure they develop as readers, people, and citizens.

Steps Toward Valuing Education

Adam F. Simon, Moira O'Neil, and Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor


What effect do reframing tools have on issues such as skills and learning, learning time, and assessment?

Leadership in Action: What are Professional Learning Communities?

New England Secondary School Consortium


It turns out that we don't just need more great teachers—we need strong communities of teachers working together to help all students succeed.

Assessing Learning

Heidi Andrade, Kristen Huff, and Georgia Brooke


Student-centered assessments should be individualized, motivate and engage students, and focus on learning and growth.

Mapping the Gap on Skills and Learning

Eric Lindland, Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, Michael Baran, Moira O'Neil, and Adam Simon


Researchers map the gaps between the ways that the public and experts think and talk about issues of skills and learning in education.

Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age

David H. Rose and Jenna W. Gravel


New digital technologies can be used to design curricula that are flexible enough to adapt to individual differences.

Changing School District Practices

Ben Levin, Amanda Datnow, and Nathalie Carrier


Districts play an important role in education, from connecting communities and schools to managing budgets, making them an equally important player in education reform and the push for student-centered learning.

Teachers at Work: Six Exemplars of Everyday Practice

Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman


How do we challenge students to do their best? This report highlights six deeper learning schools where teachers and school practices address this question.

Quality Performance Assessment: Harnessing the Power of Teacher and Student Learning

Christina Brown and Pascale Mevs


Quality performance assessments can provide a deep portrait of student mastery for schools and educators. This 2012 report details examples of schools using performance assessment systems and provides a framework and essential elements for implementation.

Talking about Skills and Learning: A FrameWorks MessageMemo for the Core Story of Education Project

Susan Nall Bales, Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, Eric Lindland, Moira O'Neil, Adam Simon


What obstacles prevent education reformers from engaging in meaningful public conversations?

It Takes a Whole Society: Opening Up the Learning Landscape in the High School Years

Robert Halpern


Rethinking the high school experience to engage out-of-school partners can provide more effective and personalized learning experiences for students.

Cracking the Code: Synchronizing Policy and Practice for Performance-Based Learning

Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis


Just as there are multiple pathways for students to learn, there are multiple pathways for states to create room for innovation in education policy.

Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning

Babette Moeller and Tim Reitzes


43% of students feel unprepared to use technology as they look ahead to higher education or work life.

It’s Not a Matter of Time: Highlights from the 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit

Chris Sturgis, Susan Patrick, and Linda Pittenger


This report summarizes the key issues discussed at the March 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit.

Leadership in Action: Education, Prosperity, and Economic Competitiveness

New England Secondary School Consortium


Across countries and time periods, education has been a universal gateway to greater prosperity, a stronger economy, and a better quality of life.

Roadmap for Next-Generation State Accountability Systems

Council of Chief State School Officers


This roadmap presents a vision for next-generation state accountability systems to support college and career readiness for all students.

Leadership in Action: What are Real-World Learning Experiences?

New England Secondary School Consortium


If we want to know what today's students need to succeed, we should listen to those who will be preparing and employing them after they graduate.