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The Standard - Article


The Role of Technology in Reimagining School

Pandemic or no, states ought to press for better technology for personalized learning and making staff and students safer.

Transforming Learning through Competency-Based Education

States are adopting a range of policies to personalize student learning and move away from seat-time rules.


Kansas Schools Build Resilience amid Redesign

Schools opt to change their approaches to learning and see gains in adaptability.


Reshaping Assessment and Accountability in 2021 and Beyond

Data about system performance will continue to lie at the heart of school improvement.


The Greenfield Path to School Improvement

State Policymakers can help clear away the rubble that impedes vibrant reform.


Seize the Moment: Double Down on Authentic Learning

Project-based learning tied to students' communities and interests readily makes the leap across modes of instruction.


Moving toward Competency-Based Professional Learning

Microcredentials embedded in effective learning systems can promote teacher growth, advancement, and retention.


Challenges Facing Schools in Rural America

In schools accustomed to making a little go a long way, the pandemic increased the burden.


Online Learning for Rural Students

Expanded rural broadband service can help overcome inequitable access to digital instruction.