Allison Redden

Allison Redden (formerly Stewart) works as an education research analyst with RTI International’s Center for Education Services (CES). A former public school educator in the Triangle, Allison participated in several teacher leadership programs in North Carolina, including the Kenan Fellowship and the Education Policy Fellowship Program. She was the Public School Forum’s Beginning Teacher Leadership Network Coordinator for Wake County before moving to Tennessee to pursue her Master of Public Policy at Vanderbilt, specializing in K-12 Education Policy. She is interested in engaging in conversations and actions to advance equity, while navigating the intersections of education, economics, and policy. Redden is a proud product of North Carolina public schools, from Cabarrus County Schools to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Perspective | Lessons learned: 4 takeaways from personalized learning workshops

This is the seventh and final piece in a series on competency-based education. Read the rest of the series here. With...

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Perspective | Ready to implement personalized learning? Consider these challenges and opportunities

This is the sixth piece in a series on competency-based education. Read the rest of the series here. With the...

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Perspective | What makes personalization different: How CBE centers students

This is the third piece in a series of perspectives on competency-based education. Read the first article here and read...

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Perspective | Competency-based education: What it is and why we should consider it

This is the second piece in a series of perspectives on competency-based education. Read the first article here. With a...

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Perspective | A partnership between REL Southeast and NC DPI: Personalized learning regional workshops

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) — in conjunction with staff from the Regional Education Laboratory Southeast...

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What I learned: The three components of teacher leadership

As a second year teacher applying for the Kenan Fellowship, I was nervous and excited about the potential opportunity that...

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An open letter to North Carolina’s school safety committee

My first year teaching was the same year the Sandy Hook massacre occurred. I was teaching in a public elementary...

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Sinking in: A teacher reflects on students, the school year, her career

I’m letting it sink in that tomorrow will be my final day of school in my fifth year teaching. It’s...

The Achievement Gap: Is it really just about achievement?

Debates around closing the achievement gap have circled for many years, yet as a nation — and especially as a...

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Achievement School Districts and Innovation Zones: Systemic solutions or flashes in the pan?

A legislative committee met yesterday to continue considering a controversial proposal to create an Achievement School District (ASD) in North Carolina....

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The BYOD movement in North Carolina

The “BYOD” concept is sweeping the nation and the trend is currently hitting many North Carolina schools. Wake County, Newton-Conover...

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A teacher’s summer: The power of empowered educators

My third and final educational escapade has come to an end. I ventured on a cross-country trip to Seattle to...