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Student-Centered Learning Is Based on Competency, Rather than Seat-Time

While a good portion of the country is still debating the merits of the Common Core standards, one New England school district is moving beyond the controversy. By implementing new strategies under which education professionals will marry Common Core and “student-centered learning,” Windsor Locks Public Schools, which adopted the Core standards two years ago, is now pushing the educational envelope even further by seeking to have their students earn diplomas on the basis of competency alone.