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“College and career ready” is the clarion call of today’s education policymakers. Yet, there is something that is missing – the higher purpose for public education, that of preparing all of our students to become active, contributing citizens in creating a just and equitable world.
“Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.” - Horace Mann
Think about a powerful learning experience in which the metaphorical light bulb went on, an “aha” moment. Now think about the qualities or characteristics that made that learning experience powerful. Almost always, it is something someone is passionate about, they chose to do it. In fostering student agency, we as educators need to be prepared to listen and connect to students’ personal experiences in engaging with the world.
A review of key findings and recommendations from two research studies that highlight the importance of incorporating personalized learning opportunities, in which students can see and experience their own culture and language, into our schools and classrooms.
Learn how three in-district pilot schools are serving as beacons of what we should aspire to create: a new generation of personalized, equity-minded schools designed to effectively serve each and every student who walks through their doors.
On behalf of the Center for Collaborative Education, I welcome you to our blog - a place to read CCE staff and partner reflections on our collaborative work to create schools where learning is engaging and rewarding, and every student is set up for success.