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#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Promote Next Generation Learning?

• Karla Phillips


ExcelinEd’s strategy to advance mastery-based, personalized learning expanded in 2018 to encompass a broader range of innovative models and strategies comprehensively described as next generation learning.

What Is Next Generation Learning? 

Next generation learning reimagines learning for the 21st century by providing innovative educators flexibility and support to meet the needs of all students.

States throughout the nation are exploring opportunities to provide schools with the flexibility and support needed to ensure students graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for college or career. These innovative, more student-centered strategies and approaches include personalized learning and mastery-based education.

Resources to Promote Next Generation Learning

This week, ExcelinEd released its Next Generation Learning Policy Toolkit to support states working toward next generation learning. Explore these resources to learn how your state can prioritize innovation, student-centered practices and ensure every student succeeds.

Learn more about Next Generation Learning.

About the author

Karla Phillips

Karla is Policy Director for Next Generation Learning at ExcelinEd. Previously, she served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of Policy and Programs at the Arizona Department of Education. Karla also served as the Education Policy Advisor for Governor Brewer and as the Vice-Chair of Arizona’s Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. Her experience includes serving as Director of State Government Relations for Arizona State University (ASU) and as a senior policy advisor for Arizona’s House of Representatives. Karla received her B.A. from Indiana University and an M.P.A from Arizona State University.