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Students Ask Big Questions At Science Leadership Academy

Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students with an inquiry-based approach. SLA vStudents are asked to consider, "How do we learn?" "What can we create?" "What does it mean to lead?"

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In Defense of Liberal Arts AND Employability

A liberal arts degree can be a great foundation for work and life. Students pursuing a liberal arts degree should build a portfolio of work based learning evidence and have a first job in mind approach graduation. Likewise, students aiming for technical employment shouldn’t be shortchanged when it comes to skills tha...

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Parenting for Powerful Learning: 35 Tips

We can turn our parenting interactions into learning opportunities at home, on field trips, and during weekends to help our kids learn while with us. From making dinner together to turning old cardboard boxes into whatever the kids' imagine, here are 35 tips for creating powerful learning experiences for all ages.

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Districts Racing to Personalize Learning

The Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) program is contributing to the changes made by districts to personalize learning and blend learning environments. In many cases, it's working. And, new roles are emerging for teacher leaders as a result.

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Collaborative Culture Fuels Meriden’s Blended Success

Meriden Public Schools is a great example of a district making progress on personalizing learning; student access to technology is improving, teacher leaders are being identified and cultivated, and blended learning strategies are being phased in. The district hosted a Blended Learning Summit (#MPSblended) that gathere...

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Canvas by Instructure

Canvas by Instructure is the LMS that gets used. Canvas connects teachers, tools, ideas, and students, and then stays out of the way. With all the built-in features you need and the integrations you want, Canvas makes teaching and learning easier, enabling you to take education to a higher level.

Leadership

Everything is Different Now: Parenting for Powerful Learning

Parenting is quite a bit different than it was when Tom and his wife Karen were busy raising their two daughters. In this post, Tom writes about the ways parenting has changed and the ways that it has stayed the same. Tom argues that the most important thing a parent can do is create lasting learning experiences for an...

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EdPolicy Education: New MOOCs from ExcelinEd

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) launched EdPolicy Leaders Online a new resource to help education policymakers better understand and implement education reform efforts. These new Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC) feature nearly 40 experts across the education landscape.

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