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Competency-Based Education: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities

By Martin B | Jan 10, 2023

The concept of competency-based education (CBE) is not new. In fact, its foundation is also a primary tenet of education: Students must demonstrate content knowledge and skill competency at one level before progressing to the next. The overall goals of CBE are familiar—student agency and achievement are at the heart of them; it is simply…

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Dr. Hardy moves to Oak Park and River Forest High School

By Bill Zima | Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Patrick Hardy, the first certified Marzano Academy High School principal, has decided to make a move to the Oak Park and River Forest School District to become their Executive director for Equity and Student Success. Dr. Hardy’s legacy at Proviso East High School cannot be overstated. He entered a school with an identity issue…

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Using our PLC for Teacher Growth

By Guest Author | May 12, 2021

Written by Amber Clark, Principal Bea Underwood Elementary School, Parachute, Colorado We have the pleasure of working with Marzano Academies to increase our effectiveness and reliability as a high performing school as measured by the 16-School Level Indicators. We enjoy working with our school coach, as he consistently inspires us to think differently about schoolwide…

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How I Used Videos to Showcase Student Reflective Voice During Parent Conferences

By Guest Author | Mar 9, 2021

Written by Seth Abbott, middle school English Language Arts teacher at John E. Flynn a Marzano Academy in Westminster, Colorado It’s happened to me a thousand times. I sit down with a family at a parent/teacher conference and my student that always has something to say about everything suddenly goes quiet. Like a turtle withdrawing…

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Cumulative Review and Collective Responsibility

By Guest Author | Feb 25, 2021

Written by: Megan Delaney, Instructional Coach, Proviso East High School In Greek Mythology, Sisyphus was a king who outsmarted Death. As a result, Zeus punished him with the task of rolling a giant boulder up a hill. He would labor and sweat and push the boulder but with every foot of progress he made, the…

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