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The University of Maine at Presque Isle announced that it will become one of the first public universities in the country to adopt a proficiency-based approach to teaching and learning. The Great Schools Partnership has been working with the university as it develops its transition plan. The university has also been accepted into the Lumina Foundation’s Competency-Based Education Network, and the Davis Educational Foundation recently made a … Read Full Article →

How Does Proficiency-Learning Work?, a Leadership in Action briefing created by the Great Schools Partnership and  Read Full Article →

The Learning Accelerator, a nonprofit that promotes high-quality blended learning in school districts across America, recently featured the New England Secondary School Consortium’s Collegiate Endorsement of Proficiency-Based Education and Graduation in its quarterly update.

The Learning Accelerator is working mobilize $100 million over the next five years to fund an … Read Full Article →

Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts, was recently honored as one of sixteen finalists for the National Center for Urban School Transformation’s 2014 Excellence in Urban Education Awards. Revere High School—the only finalist from New England—has been working with the Great Schools Partnership since 2011. … Read Full Article →

The College and Career Readiness and Success Center at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., recently featured a blog post on the Glossary of Education Reform, a new online resource created by the Great Schools Partnership in collaboration with the Read Full Article →

Farmington teacher tweets among those sharing teaching ideas

FARMINGTON — A Mt. Blue High School teacher is among an emerging group of educators using the social media network Twitter to reach beyond gossipy chats to exchanging new ideas about teaching students.

Dan Ryder, 37, has joined teachers across the country who are using the free microblogging service to exchange teaching ideas and network. They’re meeting up at hundreds of … Read Full Article →