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July 17, 2019 04:18 pm
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Did Busing Work?

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In the years after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, school districts turned to busing students to achieve racial diversity. Today, sixty-five years after the Brown decision, did busing work? What do research and advocates say about busing, its impact, and possible solutions for an education system in which many U.S. schools are more segregated today than they were decades ago?

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#OurChallengeOurHope, Brown vs. Board
Posted: May 17, 2019 10:48 am

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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May 17, 2019 10:48 am
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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: 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
Posted: May 02, 2019 02:58 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: How to Build Curiosity

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May 02, 2019 02:58 pm
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Curious students ask questions, find solutions, and explore creative ways to solve problems. How can teachers harness and build students’ natural curiosity to deepen learning?

Today’s digest highlights activities and tools to build curiosity, how parents can help their kids learn to study, and a new campaign focused on deeper learning in Virginia. Plus, check out some great #deeperlearning highlights from Twitter!

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: April 22, 2019 10:20 am

How Families, Communities, and Educational Environments Affect Student Learning and Development

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April 22, 2019 10:20 am
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There is a growing consensus that students’ educational environments affect how they learn and develop. Ongoing correlational research shows how a range of factors, including pedagogical approaches and access to quality academic resources, contribute to different educational outcomes for students. Meanwhile, more recent neuroscientific discoveries examine how these factors influence the brain, learning, and behavior.

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning
Posted: April 19, 2019 02:12 pm

On the Road with Future Ready Schools: Becoming a Future Ready Librarian in Columbus, Ohio

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April 19, 2019 02:12 pm
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What does it mean to become a Future Ready librarian?

On Saturday, April 13, one hundred librarians gathered in Columbus, Ohio for a one-day workshop of professional learning, networking, and sharing to help librarians become instructional leaders in their schools and districts – a critical element of success in becoming “Future Ready.”

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Future Ready
Posted: April 18, 2019 03:09 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: The Secret to Outstanding Classroom Management

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April 18, 2019 03:09 pm
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What’s the secret to effective classroom management? You may have guessed it. There is no silver bullet for classroom management success. That’s what edutopia found when surveying teachers to find their go-to strategies.

Today’s digest highlights strategies for effective classroom management, measuring approaches that address the whole child, the need for high-quality instruction, and more.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: April 17, 2019 01:09 pm

The Importance of Investing in Middle Schools

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April 17, 2019 01:09 pm
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Historically, middle school has been underrepresented, undervalued, and underfunded by policymakers when compared to other years of a student’s educational career. On the funding question, a new analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) finds that grades 6–8 received the least amount of federal funding of any grade span in Fiscal Year 2019, followed closely by grades 9–12. This lack of equitable funding can lead to poor instructional quality and a lack of challenging curriculum, but there are ways to address it.

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Posted: April 12, 2019 03:01 pm

Federal Flash: The Education Question Betsy DeVos Can’t Answer

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April 12, 2019 03:01 pm
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During a wide-ranging hearing held by the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified on a wide range of Education Department priorities.

Federal Flash covers the controversial exchanges during the hearing, including one question that DeVos struggled to answer.

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