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9 Digital Learning Resources: Hitting Refresh on the #SmartSeries

This summer we worked with Digital Learning Now to hit refresh on a series of papers that provide specific guidance regarding the adoption of higher standards and quality assessments focusing on the shift to personalized digital learning.

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Why Authentic Proficiency Matters

Is your student truly proficient? New website from ExcelinEd helps start an important conversation about the importance of accurate proficiency scores and the danger of state proficiency gaps.

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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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The End of the Big Test: Moving to Competency-Based Policy

The use of assessment pilots and innovations zones where groups of schools apply and become authorized to operate alternative assessment systems will soon replace the frustration surrounding NCLB and end of year tests.

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PresenceLearning is the leading provider of online speech therapy and other special education-related services. PresenceLearning’s nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians includes speech language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs) and other related services professionals.

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EdLeaders for the 21st Century

What do education leaders of the 21st century look like? They embody the same 4 C's that are also critical for students to build their 21st century skills: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. 21st century ed leaders use the 4 C's to problem solve, provide visionary leadership, and transform...

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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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