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Gov. Bob Wise
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April 08, 2016 01:50 pm
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Thoughts from the Road: The Changing Education Landscape in America

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Over the past few weeks and many miles traveled, I’ve seen first-hand the opportunities for American education under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). At every level – classroom, school, district, state, and federal – it is a time to explore possibilities, discuss change, and work closely with those that have “boots on the ground” in the nation’s public schools.

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Every Student Succeeds Act, Future Ready
Posted: April 28, 2016 04:55 pm

Nation’s Report Card Results: Large Percentage of High School Seniors Struggle with Reading and Math

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April 28, 2016 04:55 pm
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Results released yesterday from the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, show there’s still much work to be done to prepare students for success after high school. High school seniors scored one point lower in 2015 than 2013 in math, while the average reading score was not significantly different. The results also show that achievement gaps are still prevalent, with only 12 percent of Hispanic students and 7 percent of African American students scoring at or above proficient, in comparison to 32 percent of white students.

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Achievement Gap, College & Career Readiness
Posted: April 21, 2016 02:26 pm

Preparing Students for High School Graduation and What Comes Next

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April 21, 2016 02:26 pm
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As the nation continues to work toward raising the graduation rate, it is critical that high school graduates are prepared for what comes next. New reports look at the necessity of college and career preparation, the cost of remediation if students are not adequately prepared, and what steps states and governors can take to build on progress and ensure all students graduate from high school.

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College & Career Readiness, High School Graduation Rates
Posted: April 18, 2016 12:32 pm

Future Ready New Jersey Leverages Community Leaders and Brings Partnership to a New Level

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April 18, 2016 12:32 pm
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Community partnerships is one of seven gears in the Future Ready Framework and recently I saw this gear in action. I joined a group of mayors from the New Jersey Black Mayors Alliance for Social Justice as they met alongside their superintendents to learn about the new Future Ready New Jersey certification program being developed by a consortium of organizations including the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

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Future Ready, New Jersey
Posted: April 12, 2016 11:15 am

Leading Large-Scale Improvement in Literacy Achievement

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April 12, 2016 11:15 am
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The inclusion of the Literacy for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN) Act in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 provides an enormous opportunity for states and districts to address the national literacy crisis. Leadership at the federal, state, and local levels is imperative to ensure that the nation’s students graduate from high school with the skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce. Results from the most recent administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, show though that students’ literacy skills continue to lag. More than 60 percent of eighth graders and 60 percent of twelfth graders scored below the “proficient” level in reading achievement on NAEP. In fact, during the past four decades, the literacy performance of seventeen-year-olds on NAEP has remained flat.

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Adolescent Literacy, Every Student Succeeds Act, Literacy
Posted: April 08, 2016 04:56 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Deeper Learning Conference Takeaways

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April 08, 2016 04:56 pm
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Out of the 2016 Deeper Learning Conference came many reflections and ideas for moving the deeper learning movement forward. The last Digest discussed Getting Smart’s Six Entry Points for Deeper Learning, but this week looks at equity in deeper learning, embracing failure as part of deeper learning, and reflections from one school.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: April 01, 2016 04:31 pm

Lifeline Modernization Passes, Expanding Broadband Access for Low-Income Families

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April 01, 2016 04:31 pm
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Low-income families will soon have the opportunity to receive affordable internet access through the expanded Lifeline program. Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to modernize the program to include broadband service. Previously, Lifeline provided discounted monthly telephone service to eligible low-income households. Learn more about the program and background on the path to modernization at all4ed.org/Lifeline.

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Digital Equity
Posted: March 31, 2016 02:40 pm

Understanding the Science of Learning

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March 31, 2016 02:40 pm
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Knowledge about how students learn, particularly during the adolescent years, has grown dramatically recently, providing the opportunity to reorient the traditional, commonsense, but often incorrect approach to instruction to one based on a scientific understanding of what actually happens in and with the brain during learning.

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Posted: March 31, 2016 12:30 pm

How Some of the Nation’s Schools Are (or Aren’t) Addressing Increased Segregation

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March 31, 2016 12:30 pm
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Updated to include the results of the Loudoun County decision.

Although it has been more than 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, the country’s schools are still considered to be separate and unequal, reports Education Dive. Public schools are more segregated now than in the 1970s, the article points out, with more than 30 percent of the nation’s African American and Latino population attending schools that are 90 percent non-white.

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