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Diving Into Project-Based Learning? Heed these 7 Warnings

You see, creativity is not immune to the challenges that bond forward thinkers and risk-takers to their authentic ideas and handiwork. Au contraire, my colleagues, the hazards of embarking on a journey with your students to demonstrate mastery of curricula and to showcase talent can be likened to skydiving from 13,000 ...

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Another MDRC Study Confirms Wisdom of New Small High Schools

New MDRC study confirms what we knew a decade ago -- small high schools, “Have markedly increased graduation rates for disadvantaged students of color, many of whom start high school below grade level.”

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Smart List: 50 Great Blogs & Blasts

The 2nd Annual "Smart List" Awards continues with 50 thought leading blogs, blasts and EdTech sites you should be plugged in to.

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Leadership

Education is Everyone’s Business

At a time when it’s easy to be discouraged about the state of federal education policy, it’s great to see leadership, alignment, and momentum in states like West Virginia.

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Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps

In the third of three posts on principal preparation and development Tom shares Best practices, next steps and recommendations to preparing principals to boost the achievement of American students.

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Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC)

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States.

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Learning

Legos and Math: A Connection Worth Building On

Legos and math, the two seem to be an obvious connection — one that many of us have stumbled across during one pinterest search or another. Truth is, Legos can be more than the simple manipulative tool that we find on pins and blogs across the internet. They are definitely powerful as a manipulative, but their capabi...

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Education Innovation Clusters: Help is on the way!

Deputy Director of the US Dept. of Ed's Office of EdTech describe the growing local education innovation clusters and networks can improving collaboration with the upcoming "Education Innovation Cluster Cookbook."

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