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Alliance for Pub Charter Schools


The Numbers Add Up at #NCSC14

With record high temperatures in sunny Las Vegas, over 4,500 charter school advocates happily lined the air conditioned halls at Mandalay Bay Convention Center this week. Here’s a recap...

20 days ago by

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Why Online School? Why Full Time?

Yesterday our friends at Connections Academy released their 12th annual Parent Satisfaction Survey showing insight into why parents and students use online schools full-time.

27 days ago by

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Time to Take Interest in Pinterest

Need some extra advice on how to get started on Pinterest? Getting Smart helps edupreneurs and education leaders amplify their impact with biz dev, marketing, and strategic communication services. We provide a range of services from building and implementing strategy to public relations implementation.

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The First Question: What Resources Are the Teachers Using?

The first step in a digital conversion is to find out what’s actually happening in classrooms. What instructional materials are teachers using—and not using? What promotes engagement? What is easy to deploy—and what is a pain?

2 months ago by

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Digital Learning Now Shows State Progress

The third annual Digital Learning Report Cards and summary were released today to evaluate state progress in advancing the 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning.

4 months ago by


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Agilix develops innovative learning solutions that enable students and educators to take control of the learning experience. Agilix products include xLi, an eXtensible Learning Infrastructure for Partners and Buzz, a Personalized Learning System for mastery-based learning.

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Calling All Students! Announcing the #SmartStudent Blog Contest

Here at Getting Smart we believe in the power of blogging in order to promote and strengthen innovations in learning for all students. This year, we would like to open our platform even more and add a strong student voice to our community. That’s why we decided to launch our First Annual Smart Student Blog Contest.

5 months ago by

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Video: Deeper Learning For Every Student Every Day

Today, to accompany the paper we share with you the video created to showcase the six Deeper Learning competencies needed to provoke Deeper Learning, regardless of the school model or location. With real college and career ready standards and shifting to online assessment, we really have an opportunity to help student...

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