KnowledgeWorks believes state leaders and policymakers play a critical role in helping school districts and schools build dynamic education systems where every student is challenged, and every student succeeds. With a presence in states across the country, KnowledgeWorks is focused on the following state policy goals:
- Building district-level capacity to sustain high-quality personalized learning environments. We help elevate the voice of innovative schools and districts to the state and work to ensure school districts have the flexibility they need to make the right decisions for their students.
- Creating flexible policy environments at the state level to test, evaluate, and scale personalized learning. Our commitment to scalability includes a focus on ways in which states can pilot innovative education practices, including competency-based education, and gather the data needed to scale those practices across the state.
- Aligning district, state, and federal policy to support personalized learning nationwide. Our comprehensive policy approach shapes KnowledgeWorks’ vision and ensures strong alignment of our work. It enables our team to advocate for thoughtfully innovative, sustainable policy solutions at every level of the education system.
KnoweldgeWorks partners closely with state-level policymakers, educators, and community leaders to support innovation that fits within each state’s context. We write policy briefs and reports, engage with educators to elevate innovative practices and identify policy barriers, collaborate with state-level partners to address key issues, and help policymakers craft and advance policy solutions that support personalized learning and remove barriers to thoughtful innovation and flexibility at the district level.