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11 Tips to Find the Elusive Work/Life Balance

As parents, educators and business leaders we should keep in mind the importance of staying balanced. The work/life balance can be difficult to find. Here are 11 tips that work for Team Getting Smart.

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Utah Boosts Kindergarten Readiness with Literacy Games At Home

To address a growing Kindergarten readiness issue, the Utah legislature created UPSTART, a five year pilot program to test the potential of literacy software used at home. Preschool-age children in the program receive an individualized reading, math, and science curriculum with an emphasis on reading.

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Personalization: The New Frame

With the end of NCLB, a new frame is emerging that includes personalization, a competency focus, and work readiness. This new frame is evident in EdTech startups, new school grant programs, school district strategies, and emerging educator preparation programs.

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Design as Learning

After working with hundreds of impact organizations we've learned three important lessons: design as learning, process as advocacy, and innovation as value creation.

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Your Planning Process Signals What’s Important to You

Designing a retreat? Building a budget? Making a plan? Think about what the process will signal to your community. We suggest a process that is simple, transparent, and inclusive. Remember, how may be as important as what you decide.

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OpenEd

OpenEd is the largest K-12 resource library for teachers, with formative assessments, videos, homework and more, aligned to every Common Core standard. OpenEd’s automatically graded quizzes and homework bridge quiz to instruction, recommending videos per student based on mastery.

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Smart Parents are Involved, Informed, Intentional, and Inspirational

From this year long investigation into parenting for powerful learning, particularly the stories contributed by 60 parents, we concluded that Smart Parents are involved, informed, intentional, and inspirational.

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Modeling Good Work

Howard Gardner suggests that children need to see their parents modeling good work; here are 7 tips.

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