Federal Flash: Should Federal Dollars Go to Religious Schools?

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January 27, 2020 03:36 pm

Today’s Federal Flash covers the latest education-related case to hit the Supreme Court, the roll-back of Obama-era changes to the school lunch program, and the new OPEN Center at the Department of Education.

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Deeper Learning Digest: When Students Become Their Own Teachers

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December 19, 2019 03:35 pm

What happens when students become their own teachers and take control of their learning?

Today’s digest highlights an elementary school in Hawaii that is teaching students how to take an active role in their own learning, takeaways from a webinar on scaling up deeper learning approaches in schools, how to build a skilled workforce in Colorado, a focus on equity at Big Picture Schools, and registration for the PBL World conference. 

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Deeper Learning Digest: What Is the Most Valuable Learning Experience in High School?

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December 05, 2019 03:32 pm

Are work experiences as important to career preparation as school?

Today’s digest highlights schools and networks that are bringing work experiences to high school students, how investing in African American and Latino students would help local communities and economies, one teacher’s perspective on the importance of community partnerships, and an upcoming deeper learning webinar that can’t be missed.

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Deeper Learning Digest: Diving Deep for Reading Comprehension

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November 14, 2019 01:54 pm

Reading scores on the Nation’s Report Card may be low, but one education journalist says rich content could be the key to improving reading comprehension.

Today’s digest highlights the need for content-rich curriculum to advance reading skills, the benefits of authentic problem-solving opportunities for kids, how to design a profile of a high school graduate, and the use of makerspaces to personalize learning.

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Deeper Learning Digest: Expanding Deeper Learning Opportunities to More Historically Underserved Students

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November 01, 2019 11:51 am

What makes deeper learning schools so successful and how are networks scaling their efforts to bring deeper learning opportunities to more historically underserved students?

Today’s digest features a new report on how networks are scaling deeper learning, highlights from the iNACOL symposium, a quiz on the difference between projects and project-based learning, a webinar on deeper learning for students with disabilities, and a special Halloween edition of deeper learning in action!

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Deeper Learning Digest: Keeping Pace with Tech Trends

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October 17, 2019 12:47 pm

Digital displays. High-voltage battery cells. Computer controls. Repairing a car is not what it used to be, so how are career and technical education programs (CTE) preparing students to keep pace with electric and self-driving vehicles?

Today’s digest highlights how CTE programs are updating technology to keep on pace with industry trends, how to know when persistence is not working, and how one principal is bringing the world to her students.

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Deeper Learning Digest: Creating Pathways to Careers

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October 03, 2019 03:34 pm

Apprenticeships are a great way to show students how their learning connects to the world around them and potential options for future careers.

Today’s digest explores a new apprenticeship program in Kentucky, how a green screen can transform a classroom, ways to expand opportunities for 21st century learning, and how to build an education “escape room.”

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Deeper Learning Digest: Applying Lessons from Afterschool Programs in the Classroom

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September 19, 2019 01:31 pm

To improve student engagement during the school day, don’t ignore what happens after the final bell rings.

Today’s digest explores how to apply lessons from afterschool programs to build deeper learning opportunities during the school day, how to generate authentic engagement through questions, the importance of signature learning experiences in schools, and a webinar on lessons from brain science.

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Deeper Learning Digest: Is School Innovation Lost in the Education Echo Chamber?

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September 06, 2019 03:43 pm

If a school is making a difference for students through new and innovative practices and word gets lost in the education echo chamber, how can other schools and students benefit?

Today’s digest highlights a new project by the Christensen Institute to uncover under-the-radar schools that are transforming the learning process and driving better outcomes for students, a California district that is transforming schools with lessons from brain science, strategies to refresh school culture, and an upcoming conference on the future of K-12 education.

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