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ESSA: From Compliance to Opportunity

By: Samantha Tankersley. While there are numerous provisions within ESSA to meet a variety of state priorities, ExcelinEd provides a closer explanation of two important provisions: the Direct Student Services provision and the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants.

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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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18 Ways to Power Learner-Centered STEM Partnerships

Learner-Centered STEM takes powerful partnerships with people outside classroom walls, so here are 18 examples of partnerships making Learner-Centered STEM a reality for students at Harmony Public Schools.

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How to Avoid the Free Rider Problem in Teams

We've all experienced a "free rider" in a team project, both in school and work. So how can we avoid this when creating teams to ensure everyone participates?

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On Equity in Education. Both Kinds.

By: Matt Candler. For too long, we’ve focused on the fairness and justice part of equity in education, but too rarely have we also been concerned with sharing its ownership. Let's do both.

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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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Five Things for Big Districts to Think About

After speaking with district leaders, here are five thoughts on how big districts can move forward toward personalized, competency-based education.

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What Is The Foundation of Personalized Learning?

By: Courtney Belolan. In order for learner-centered proficiency-based systems to work, the learning community culture needs to nurture and sustain these three elements.

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