Student Success
Why Schools Need to Change
Why Schools Need to Change

Today’s learners face an uncertain present and a rapidly changing future that demand far different skills and knowledge than were needed in the 20th century. We also know so much more about enabling deep, powerful learning than we ever did before. Our collective future depends on how well young people prepare for the challenges and opportunities of 21st-century life.

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This report describes the initiative to create a composite definition of student success in learning, work, and life, drawing on over 25 highly-regarded frameworks and the literature in the education, work, and human development fields. In addition, the project’s four “through-line” questions are described: WHY do students need broader, deeper competencies today? WHAT specific competencies are important to empower their success? HOW can students develop these competencies and HOW can we gauge their progress? (October 2017, 3MB)

The MyWays Student Success Series examines this through-line of questions for next generation learning and provides research and practice-based support to help school designers and educators to answer these questions. The series consists of 12 reports organized into three parts, plus a Visual Summary and Introduction and Overview. For more on MyWays, visit

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