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President Signs Jobs Bill

Passed by congress on July 9, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will streamline the federal workforce training system, trimming 15 programs that don’t work, giving schools the opportunity to cater their services to the needs of their region, and empowering businesses to identify what skills workers need fo...

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Teaching with Heart


The Best of School & Other Great Poems in Teaching With Heart

“Teaching with Heart is full of good news about our schools” said Parker Palmer. “The good news comes from ninety gifted and committed educators, each of whom shares a brief personal story about the teaching life, accompanied by a poem that embodies insights, values, or a vision that helps sustain him or her.”

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Next Gen Accountability: Ohio & Beyond

A discussion of how accountability should work--from students to universities--with a few comments about where Ohio is on the curve.

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10 Things Parents/Guardians Should Do Now

Hope you’re enjoying the summer break and visiting some cool ...

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Houston: As Good as it Gets

School improvement is more about execution than innovation, but doing what works — like tutoring struggling students — consistently across a network seems pretty innovative in education.

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Digital Learning Now!

Digital Learning Now! is a national campaign to advance policies that will create a high quality digital learning environment to better prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers.

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10 Things Superintendents Should Do Now

A discussion with a group of Ohio superintendents led to a list of ten projects we discussed for fall 2014.

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10 Things Educators, Mayors, Business Leaders Should Do Now

Take 10 minutes and think about ways you can extend your impact. Here's 10 things educators, civic and business leaders can do to help create #SmartCities

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