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Why Schools Need to Change

Today’s learners face an uncertain present and a rapidly changing future that will demand far different skills and knowledge than were needed in the 20th century. We also know far more today about enabling deep, powerful learning than we did when public schools were designed in the early 20th century. 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 summarizes what student success looks like in an age of accelerations. The report offers an overview of the framework; a preview of the four MyWays domains and the five competencies in each domain; a description of what you will find in Reports 7–10 on the individual domains; and a starter selection of important resources. (October 2017, 2MB)


Report 6 is the first of five reports in Part B of the MyWays Student Success Series. Part B, “Broader, Deeper Competencies for Student Success,” provides 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. 

The MyWays Student Success Series examines the through-line of four essential 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 myways.nextgenlearning.org

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