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Chavez Schools: Where Grads Leave Ready to Make a Difference

While in Washington, D.C., we visited Chavez Schools, a school with expanded blended learning opportunities that's teaching its students three dimensions of college readiness: academic preparation, academic tenacity and college knowledge.

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D.C. Extends Performance Contracting from K-12 to Pre-K, Residential & Adult Ed

We visited Washington DC public schools last week including AppleTree, a great network of 8 public charter early learning centers. DC also authorizes residential and adult education.

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Solving Education’s $1.5 Billion Problem

By Deborah Howard - The growing need for remedial education in college today reaches across economic strata, impacting students from all backgrounds. What can we do to fix this in our education systems?

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The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum

By: William Weil. A study shows audiobooks are more than a nice library resource or good for struggling readers--they can be an important literacy tool extending from K-12.

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6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement

By: Alicia Hill. Teaching an online course can be challenging when it comes to creating and maintaining that important teacher/student connection. So here are six strategies for increasing student engagement in the virtual classroom from high school to higher ed.

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NTN envisions a nation where every public school has the capacity to realize the full potential of each student. We are a national non-profit school development organization that partners with districts & charter schools to implement an innovative school model so that all students graduate college and career ready.

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Five School Systems to Watch in Texas

By: Heather Staker. From a national perspective, Texas is about to shake things up in education when it comes to blended learning. Each of the districts mentioned here were selected as one of the top five school systems in the state for showcasing blended learning.

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5 Strategies for Fostering Independence in a PBL Classroom

By: James Fester. In order to be successful in the 21st century world, students must learn to manage themselves and work effectively with groups of peers. A middle school teacher shares 5 strategies for creating student independence in a project-based learning classroom.

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