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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.

5 Ways Librarians Can Connect Students to the World Through Technology In the News

April 05, 2017

To prepare for life and careers, it is essential for our students to be global digital citizens, connected virtually to others around the world. These connections can be made through digital tools and apps found both in and beyond libraries. To empower educators and district leaders to leverage digital technology, the Alliance for Excellent Education created the Future Ready Librarian framework.

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Future Ready Schools Announces Free, Personalized Learning Institutes for Educators In the News

March 28, 2017

Future Ready Schools (FRS), a national project that supports school leaders in implementing personalized learning, is branching out. This upcoming summer and fall, FRS will be offering eight free, regional institutes for educators interested in bringing personalized strategies to their schools. The free, two-day professional development events are open to district leaders, administrators, teachers and instructional coaches.

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Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes In the News

March 22, 2017

Beginning this summer, Future Ready Schools (FRS) will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.

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Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes In the News

March 22, 2017

Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight professional development events for districts looking to implement or grow digital personalized learning strategies, according to an announcement yesterday. The FRS Institutes, a series of free two-day sessions in eight cities, is the latest initiative from Future Ready Schools, a partnership among the Alliance for Excellent Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and a coalition of national and regional organizations.

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