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Time and Time Again

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

This notion of more flexible use of time and using it differently for different learners and learning challenges, is like a coat hanger in a messy closet.

Studies Highlight Importance of Successful Student-Centered Learning Implementation

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

For years at Nellie Mae Education Foundation, we've known how important and impactful student-centered learning is because we've seen it in action in ...

Gov. Hassan Sees Impact of Student-Centered Learning

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

Recently, New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, visited Pittsfield to experience how student-centered learning is transforming the district's classrooms and leading to students, teachers, and parents who are engaged and excited to learn.

Reshaping Education: Learning 2030

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

At our Learning 2013 conference earlier this year, we sat down with some of New England's education leaders to talk about their vision for the future of education:

The Importance of Education Reform

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

How can we ensure that more learners learn at higher levels? Are we moving students forward the wrong way? How can student-centered approaches help to achieve learning at these higher levels?

The Importance of Student-Centered Learning (VIDEO)

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

With school back in session across the country, focus is renewed on initiatives like student-centered learning and closing the achievement gap. How are the two related, and how can changes to both improve education for learners everywhere?

Mobilizing Community Conversations in Vermont

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

In our current K-12 system, too often students move to the next grade after showing only a minimal grasp of subject matter. Their promotion is driven not by their knowledge, but instead by semesters in a school calendar.

Graduation Rates

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

It's that time of year again...pools are opening, lawns are being freshly mowed, and students are graduating from high school. But why is there still ...

Parents Lead the Way in Maine

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 06.07.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

Most parents spend their week nights in a flurry of activity - pick-ups, dinner, homework and bedtime rituals leave little time for anything else. H...

Remodeling Education: It Takes a Community

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

Much has changed in the last 100 years, but not the way we look at K-12 education. Our system is outdated and the "one-size-fits-all" approach is no longer working and in need of remodeling.