boilerplate image
Your daily serving of high school news and policy.
Posted:
August 18, 2017 09:12 am
Featured Entry:

Condemning Racism and Bigotry While Using Charlottesville as a Teachable Moment: Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Others

RSS feed

The Alliance for Excellent Education filmed a special edition of Federal Flash that condemns the actions by white supremacists in Charlottesville and urges parents, teachers, and others to talk about Charlottesville in their homes, classrooms, and communities. This blog post includes the video, a transcript of the video, as well as a series of resources that individuals can use to help start conversations about the nation’s dark history with slavery, the dangerous white supremacy movement, and the importance of equity, inclusion, and diversity in America.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
Uncategorized
Posted: September 22, 2017 04:07 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Working Together for Student Success

deeper learning
Posted:
September 22, 2017 04:07 pm
RSS feed

This week’s digest features highlights from a deeper learning gathering in Detroit, new data on student success in New Tech Network schools, a story on student-centered learning, an upcoming webinar on using Title I funds for deeper learning, and more.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: September 20, 2017 12:59 pm

From Detroit to the Rio Grande, Parents Want the Same Opportunities for Their Children

HUDL Detroit
Posted:
September 20, 2017 12:59 pm
RSS feed

Last week was one of the most rejuvenating weeks I have experienced in a long time; it began in Detroit, Michigan, and finished in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Despite great differences between the two in cultures and contexts, I saw a steady and strong commitment to improving equity in education despite significant hardships that educators and advocates face.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
Deeper Learning, Economic Impacts
Posted: September 14, 2017 03:33 pm

E-rate Modernization Order Expands Wi-Fi Access for More Than 42,700 Schools During First Year of Implementation

Silver lake
Posted:
September 14, 2017 03:33 pm
RSS feed

This month, as students across the country return to the classroom, those in Silver Lake Unified School District (USD 372) in Kansas will find technology and resources that were not available previously. Their computer lab has been transformed into a print shop where students can participate in project-based learning with the help of predictable and reliable Wi-Fi, changes made possible by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) E-rate Modernization Order, adopted in 2014 and implemented in 2015.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
E-Rate
Posted: September 08, 2017 02:39 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Toolkits to Help Education Leaders Deepen Learning for Students

deeper learning
Posted:
September 08, 2017 02:39 pm
RSS feed

This week’s digest features a new set of toolkits to deepen learning for students, an upcoming deeper learning webinar series, a look at the connection between military values and deeper learning, and the importance of sharing learning.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: September 07, 2017 10:47 am

Policies, Procedures, and Practices that Deepen Learning for All Students

AMERICANED_CAPCITY_010
Posted:
September 07, 2017 10:47 am
RSS feed

Nearly a century ago, civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois was asked about the system of education in the United States. He remarked, “Education must not simply teach work—it must teach life.” With his choice of words, Du Bois demonstrated what education leaders and practitioners, policymakers, and researchers now are coalescing their efforts around—creating an education system that prepares students for college, career, and life in the twenty-first century and that builds success of the individual, the community, and overall society. One way this body of work has emerged is called deeper learning.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
Deeper Learning, High School Reform
Posted: August 01, 2017 09:26 am

Which Students Are More Likely to be Victims of School Violence? New Report Provides Answers

080217BlogImage
Posted:
August 01, 2017 09:26 am
RSS feed

In the past decade, the rate of violent incidents occurring in public schools declined by nearly half, but middle schools and schools that serve mostly students of color still experience higher rates of violence than other schools, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Read Entire Post

Categories:
School Climate
Posted: July 27, 2017 10:49 am

How Estonia Became a World Leader in Science

Estonia
Posted:
July 27, 2017 10:49 am
RSS feed

Estonia, the northernmost of the Baltic countries, has a population of 1.3 million people, roughly the size of the population of Maine or New Hampshire. Although it is one of the poorest countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with a 2014 per capita gross domestic product of $28,140 compared to the OECD average of $39,333, Estonia has one of the strongest education systems among OECD countries. The nation boasts above-average results on PISA, almost universal access to pre-primary education, and a rate of educational attainment at the secondary level that is among the highest in the European Union and among OECD member nations. So how does Estonia do it?

Read Entire Post

Categories:
International Comparisons
Posted: July 24, 2017 02:48 pm

How MC2 STEM High School Connects Deeper Learning to Real-World Experiences

Picture12
Posted:
July 24, 2017 02:48 pm
RSS feed

Don’t expect to find students sitting passively in neatly rowed desks at MC2 STEM High School. It’s far more likely to see students cutting plywood with laser cutters or driving remote-controlled robots down the hall at this open-enrollment high school dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The school fosters an atmosphere of innovation, both in its physical structure and its approach to instruction, that empowers students to direct their own learning.

Read Entire Post

Categories:
College- and Career-Ready Standards, Deeper Learning, Digital Learning and Future Ready Schools, STEM
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.