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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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Trace the evolution of this district’s portrait, including how they were willing to revisit and revise it with learners at the table. Get insights into how Northern Cass School District balances personalized professional learning with collective capacity building to address Portrait of a Learner skills in school. The Portrait of a Graduate in Practice publications feature colorful imagery, real student work, teacher tools, and first-hand narratives—written and audio—from learners, teachers, school and district leaders, and more.

Next Generation Learning Challenges, May 2023

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