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Take A Judo Lesson, Leverage Trends To Make An Impact

Against the backdrop of black swan events, broken politics, and the increasing priority of initiative, here is a recap of relevant trends and judo instructions for impact investors and "edupreneurs" interested in leveraging some of those trends.

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Growing Leaders, Growing Capacity: Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps

By: Karen Beerer. This digital transformation represents a tremendous paradigm shift for school systems. In many cases, school administrators are seeking to build the capacity of teacher-leaders to support this innovative change movement. In response to this growing need Discovery Education created the Digital Leader ...

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Broad Suspends Prize and Personalized Learning

As reported by the New York Times, the Broad Foundation has suspended the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education stating, “It had become more difficult to identify school districts that were pushing test scores or graduation rates up.”

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4 Strategies For Scaling A Successful Program

Run a good school or program? Thinking about how to increase your impact? Replicating the program is just one of a dozen strategies for extending impact.

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How should principals be trained? Like MBAs? Like CEOs?

New “Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning” project draws on the expertise of researchers, practitioners and pioneers who have made tackling the leadership challenge a key part of their mission.

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The Learning Accelerator

The Learning Accelerator is a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across America.

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Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

Why we need to do a better job of preparing students for a project-based world. The importance of the art of breaking down complexity for a team to get their arms around and linking the parts together to create something where nothing had been.

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What If We Replaced Family (and Classroom) Rules with Core Beliefs?

Once a lesson in my 2nd grade classroom, now an exercise I use as a parent. How to reinforce the right things and getting kids involved in determining what those “right things” are.

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