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Competency-Based Schools Embrace Digital Learning

“Prior to kindergarten, everyone learns to talk at a different time,” he continues. “They get potty-trained at different times, but suddenly when you get to kindergarten, you’re placed in this box, and you’re given the kindergarten curriculum because you’re five, not because you’re ready for it, or even if you already know it all. Kids learn in different ways on different time frames.” National advocates for competency-based education echo those sentiments, pointing out economic and policy forces that are building momentum for such an approach.