Student-Centered Learning

Comparing Good Jobs to Good Classrooms: Essential Elements for Supporting People to Learn, Persist, and Succeed

Recently, I read an employer profile for the Kentucky-based materials manufacturer Universal Woods, written by Steven Dawson. Universal Woods is a manufacturer of hard surface panels and flooring headquartered in Louisville, KY, with 200 employees, and operations in Ohio, Australia, and Belgium.

How Lifelong Learning Can Help Grow and Keep Jobs in the United States

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Much ink has been spilled describing the rapid pace of change in the U.S. labor market and the resulting disaffection and frustration it has caused low-income and working-class populations across the country. Already, because of automation, the U.S. manufacturing sector now makes 85 percent more goods than it did in 1987, but with only two-thirds the number of workers. This is just the tip of the iceberg: according to Oxford University, 47 percent of workers in America “are likely to be substituted by computer capital” in the years ahead.

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Announces Grant to Connect Student Testing with 21st-Century Skills

Rethinking Readiness: Deeper Learning for College, Work, and Life

Rethinking Readiness offers a provocative look at how high schools can help students develop far more than academic skills and content knowledge to become truly prepared for college, careers, and civic life. The edited volume contains chapters by some of the nation’s most well-respected education scholars, who explore the implications for schools, teachers, and district leaders of replacing the narrow learning goals of No Child Left Behind.


Rethinking Readiness: Deeper Learning for College, Work, and Life

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Rethinking Readiness Offers Deeper Vision of Student Success

Breaking Down Silos with the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative

Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative

Originally posted on on January 17, 2017. 

Here’s an alarming thought: What if our educational research questions, policies, and practices sometimes arise as much from ignorance as they do from evidence?

Rehumanizing Mathematics Education: Teaching Students to Change the Game

Jobs for the Future Launches the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative

JFF and Virginia Department of Education Summit Highlights Innovation in Student Assessments