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Legos and Math: A Connection Worth Building On

Legos and math, the two seem to be an obvious connection — one that many of us have stumbled across during one pinterest search or another. Truth is, Legos can be more than the simple manipulative tool that we find on pins and blogs across the internet. They are definitely powerful as a manipulative, but their capabi...

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Smart List: 45 Advocacy Orgs Making a Difference

Today we are recognizing 45 policy and advocacy organizations. These groups put students first, set the path, and lead the conversation.

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Good Work: Humility, Passion, & Dreams

Tom's weekly Sunday blog on mission-focused work shares research on the success of new schools in NYC, EdTech leaders with EdTech.MD, shout outs to edupreneurs and Master Chef Massimo Bottura's three keys to Good Work he told Charlie Rose.

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EdTech

Education Innovation Clusters: Help is on the way!

Deputy Director of the US Dept. of Ed's Office of EdTech describe the growing local education innovation clusters and networks can improving collaboration with the upcoming "Education Innovation Cluster Cookbook."

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A Solution to Higher Retention and Graduation, and Lower Student Debt is Simpler Than You Think

How changing majors and not choosing the right major for your career impacts retention, graduation and student debt, and potential platform solutions to support in pathway selection.

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Read 180

READ 180, the most effective system for raising student achievement in grades 4-12+ is the most powerful tool to prepare students to meet the rigorous reading and writing expectations of the new standards. READ 180 will ensure all students have an explicit and accelerated path to college and career readiness.

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What School Should Be: The Strength of Student Voice

Team Getting Smart asks students what school should is, what it should be and what they would do to improve college and career readiness.

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Storify | Smart Cities: Talent Development #CE14 Twitter Chat

A wrap up of part two of our 3-part Connected Educator Month Twitter Chat series that featured one of the keys to educating and training citizens for college and careers in Tom's new book, Smart Cities. Check out this Storify for highlights.

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