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Thrive Public Schools
January 9, 2015

Thrive Public Schools, a K-8 charter school in San Diego, expands the concept of school beyond core academics to encompass social-emotional intelligence and "real world" understanding.Â…

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy: BVP High School
January 8, 2015

This Rhode Island charter high school serves an intentionally diverse population of students from two urban and two suburban communities. The blended learning model is tailored by grade level and…

Next Gen Tools: EAA's "Buzz"
September 2, 2014

This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) focuses on Buzz, a K-12 personalized learning platform used in Education Achievement Authority of Michigan's schools. …

Next Gen Tools: Activate Instruction
February 3, 2014

This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) focuses on Summit Public Schools' co-development of Activate Instruction-- a free, open, online site for curricula…

Activate Instruction Helps Summit Public Schools Personalize Learning
February 6, 2014

NGLC has embarked upon a new publication series, Next Gen Tools . Today, we share with you the first brief in the series, Next Gen Tools: Activate Instruction . Summit Publi…

December 5, 2013

Updated April 2015 VLACS, a virtual school serving students across New Hampshire in grades 5-12, is developing a 100 percent self-paced, competency-based learning model framed not around c…

The Great Oaks Foundation: Great Oaks Charter School of New York City
December 5, 2013

Updated May 2015 In this charter school serving students in grades 6-12, the model combines an intensive tutor corps staffing and instructional model (adapted from Match Education in Bos…

Hallmarks of the Breakthrough Models, #4: Competency Approaches
February 4, 2013

Editor’s Note:  This post is the last in a series from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). Each post highlights a distinguishing design characteristic of NGLC’s recently funded …

Venture Academy
November 28, 2012

Updated November 2013 This 6-12 charter school in Minneapolis MN is designed to educate the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs and inventors who can use knowledge to pull apar…

Franklin Central Supervisory Union: Academy 21
November 28, 2012

Students in this rural Vermont high school within the Franklin Central Supervisory Union district are creating instructional content, drafting their own learning plans , determining how to…