How Families, Communities, and Educational Environments Affect Student Learning and Development

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April 22, 2019 10:20 am

There is a growing consensus that students’ educational environments affect how they learn and develop. Ongoing correlational research shows how a range of factors, including pedagogical approaches and access to quality academic resources, contribute to different educational outcomes for students. Meanwhile, more recent neuroscientific discoveries examine how these factors influence the brain, learning, and behavior.

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning

On the Road with Future Ready Schools: Becoming a Future Ready Librarian in Columbus, Ohio

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April 19, 2019 02:12 pm

What does it mean to become a Future Ready librarian?

On Saturday, April 13, one hundred librarians gathered in Columbus, Ohio for a one-day workshop of professional learning, networking, and sharing to help librarians become instructional leaders in their schools and districts – a critical element of success in becoming “Future Ready.”

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Deeper Learning Digest: The Secret to Outstanding Classroom Management

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April 18, 2019 03:09 pm

What’s the secret to effective classroom management? You may have guessed it. There is no silver bullet for classroom management success. That’s what edutopia found when surveying teachers to find their go-to strategies.

Today’s digest highlights strategies for effective classroom management, measuring approaches that address the whole child, the need for high-quality instruction, and more.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest

The Importance of Investing in Middle Schools

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April 17, 2019 01:09 pm

Historically, middle school has been underrepresented, undervalued, and underfunded by policymakers when compared to other years of a student’s educational career. On the funding question, a new analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) finds that grades 6–8 received the least amount of federal funding of any grade span in Fiscal Year 2019, followed closely by grades 9–12. This lack of equitable funding can lead to poor instructional quality and a lack of challenging curriculum, but there are ways to address it.

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Federal Flash: The Education Question Betsy DeVos Can’t Answer

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April 12, 2019 03:01 pm

During a wide-ranging hearing held by the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified on a wide range of Education Department priorities.

Federal Flash covers the controversial exchanges during the hearing, including one question that DeVos struggled to answer.

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Deeper Learning Digest: Highlights from Deeper Learning 2019

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April 04, 2019 10:04 am

The end of March means one thing for hundreds of educators: the annual Deeper Learning conference. If you didn’t make it out to sunny San Diego last week, don’t worry, here are some highlights from the inspiring event.

Today’s digest also covers why it’s important to prioritize relationships in schools, how to motivate students for better learning experiences, and an upcoming webinar on improving education for diverse learners.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest