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May 17, 2019 10:48 am
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Inspiring Voices on Brown vs. Board: “My challenge is that I’m a black girl in America. My hope is that one day that won’t matter.”

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Johnique W, a 12th grader from Ohio, helped us at the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) kick off our yearlong equity campaign on the unmet promise of Brown vs. Board of Education. In a video, Johnique performs The Deep End, a powerful poem she wrote after visiting a civil rights exhibit in Cleveland.

In this Q&A, Johnique shares how growing up in a place that “doesn’t really listen to the ideas of children” led her to inspire others through poetry and writing.

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#OurChallengeOurHope, Equity, Students of Color
Posted: June 24, 2019 03:52 pm

Federal Flash: Is the FCC Trying to Limit Wi-Fi in Schools?

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June 24, 2019 03:52 pm
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Is the Federal Communications Commission trying to limit Wi-Fi in schools? Some education advocates think so. Learn why in today’s Federal Flash.

Today’s Flash also covers new bills in Congress on dual enrollment, funding for the U.S. Department of Education, and new guidance from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos intended to provide flexibility to schools.

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Digital Equity, E-Rate, Education Technology, Federal Communications Commission
Posted: June 13, 2019 03:56 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Valuing Culture Matters for Learning

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June 13, 2019 03:56 pm
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How can you develop a culturally responsive classroom environment and shape the lives of diverse learners?

Today’s digest highlights a strategy for culturally responsive pedagogy, a whole-child approach in Baltimore, a massive deeper learning conference in Kentucky, project-based learning in North Carolina, and more!

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: June 07, 2019 01:55 pm

Federal Flash: Will Trump Support a Congressional Plan to Provide Hope for Dreamers and Save DACA?

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June 07, 2019 01:55 pm
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Will a recently passed bill in the House of Representatives provide hope for Dreamers and save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program?

This Federal Flash has some answers and also details a new bill to support middle schools and a new report questioning how—and if—states are identifying schools for support and improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Posted: May 30, 2019 02:57 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Planting Grass to Grow Deeper Learning

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May 30, 2019 02:57 pm
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Summer is right around the corner. What better way to kick off the warm weather season than bringing science lessons outside?  

Today’s digest highlights an environmental project in Florida, how to maintain teacher authenticity in blended learning environments, a recent event on whole child investments, how teachers can support social emotional learning throughout the school day, and more!

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: May 17, 2019 01:58 pm

Federal Flash: Congress Works to Tackle Racial Segregation & Reduce College Remediation

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May 17, 2019 01:58 pm
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A group of Senators introduce legislation aimed at reducing the need for students to take remedial course work in college while the House education committee advances two desegregation bills on the eve of the 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education.  Today’s “Federal Flash” has you covered.

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Posted: May 16, 2019 02:51 pm

Five Things You Need to Know About Brown vs. Board

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May 16, 2019 02:51 pm
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It’s been 65 years since the landmark decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case changed the course of history in this country. Yes, it has been that long since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” has no place in the field of public education; yet, too many students are still not receiving opportunities that most of us want and seek for all children. Additionally, too many students face learning environments that are in disrepair or have a shortage of basic learning tools from pencils to paper to computers. 

While you may be familiar with Brown vs. Board, you may not know these five important details about the landmark case.

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#OurChallengeOurHope, Brown vs. Board, Equity, Students of Color
Posted: May 16, 2019 09:08 am

Deeper Learning Digest: Getting Outside of Classrooms – and Comfort Zones

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May 16, 2019 09:08 am
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Taking students outside of the classroom can help bring lessons to life – and get students out of their comfort zones.

Today’s digest highlights how students are building tiny houses for geometry class, how mixing core subjects leads to robust project-based learning, and an upcoming event on whole child education.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
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