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Fulfilling an Urban Promise in Oakland

Twenty years ago, Oakland students in the impoverished neighborhoods of West Oakland attended schools in deplorable conditions. A recent school tour revealed a much different scene thanks to the efforts of several edleaders.

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Can Grit be Grown?

By: Jonathan E. Martin. Knowing the importance of grit is barely half the battle. What we really need to know is how to grow it in ourselves and others.

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1Up on Grades

By: Mitch Weisburgh. Three education leaders who are active in the game-based learning movement share their thoughts about leaderboards and competency-based learning in schools.

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5 Teacher-Recommended Podcasts that Will Enrich, Entertain and Inspire You

By: Kristine Scharaldi. How can a busy teacher find time to discover innovative ideas and new technology tools? Here are five teacher recommended education podcasts that can help.

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Welcome to a Project-Based World (A 5 Minute Commencement Speech)

The life contrasts observed on a recent school tour in Silicon Valley inspired this five minute commencement speech around the good news, bad news and recommendations for the next generation as they join an increasingly project-based world.

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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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Making Education Research Available to All

By: Karen Cator. Digital Promise is offering an interactive Research Map tool to serve as a starting point for education stakeholders to become more familiar with current education research that is available.

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Take Charge of Your Learning: Passions and Career Interests Will Follow

By: Matt Schultz. The old age theory of "learning by doing' lends students real world experience to understand what their future career passions and interests are.

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