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Future Ready Schools® Releases New Guide for Districts Looking to Blend Teaching with Technology Press Release

February 22, 2018

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day, Future Ready Schools® (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction. Blended learning is a variety of practices and strategies that combine online learning with in-person instruction from classroom teachers to give students greater control over the pace, location, and path of their learning.

Changing the Narrative Using Educational Success Stories In the News

January 08, 2018

Tom Murray has been a teacher, principal, and the director of technology and cyber education for a Pennsylvania school district. He currently serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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Greenwich Public Schools Convocation Starts Teachers’ School Year In the News

August 29, 2017

The morning’s keynote speaker was Thomas Murray, director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, D.C., and co-author of “Learning Transformed.” In his 90-minute presentation, evoking many laughs and even a few teary eyes, Murray urged educators to think about how they can bring their teaching to the next level. “We’ve got to create innovation in our schools,” he said. “We absolutely have to.”

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The Future of Many School Libraries is Anchored to Makerspaces In the News

August 09, 2017

Not long ago the New Milford High School library in New Jersey was pretty traditional. It had tall stacks of books and old wooden tables that didn’t move easily. It was underutilized. Students weren’t drawn to it and, to a large extent, neither were teachers.

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Future Ready Schools Announces New Program for School Principals Press Release

July 05, 2017

Future Ready Schools® (FRS)—led by the Alliance for Excellent Education—announced FRS Principals, the latest expansion of the FRS initiative that empowers principals to implement a vision for personalized learning and create a culture of innovation bringing together students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.

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New Guide Offers Rural Schools Strategies for Going Personalized In the News

April 17, 2017

More than half of public school districts in the U.S. are rural, and now the Future Ready Schools (FRS) program wants to help them personalize learning. The organization has released a guidebook of free resources aimed specifically at rural districts, containing FRS’ framework for a personalized instructional model, as well as a five-step planning process for district leaders.

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“Personalized Learning” Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts’ Needs In the News

April 17, 2017

From setting up blended classrooms to crafting curriculum playlists, more districts and states are turning to "personalized learning" in attempts to engage students and improve academic outcomes. A new guidebook from Future Ready Schools explores how this trend could benefit rural students specifically, and offers implementation strategies tailored for rural districts.

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“Personalized Learning” Can Help Rural Schools Address Their Unique Needs and Challenges, Says New Report Press Release

April 12, 2017

To prepare all students for college and a career, many schools and districts nationwide have turned to “personalized learning,” a student-centered approach that tailors instruction to students’ unique strengths and needs while engaging them in challenging, standards-based academic content. Largely an urban phenomenon, personalized learning can also address the unique challenges facing rural schools, and a new publication released today by Future Ready Schools® (FRS) offers them a step-by-step guide for how to do so.

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