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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: April 04, 2019 10:04 am

Deeper Learning Digest: Highlights from Deeper Learning 2019

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April 04, 2019 10:04 am
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The end of March means one thing for hundreds of educators: the annual Deeper Learning conference. If you didn’t make it out to sunny San Diego last week, don’t worry, here are some highlights from the inspiring event.

Today’s digest also covers why it’s important to prioritize relationships in schools, how to motivate students for better learning experiences, and an upcoming webinar on improving education for diverse learners.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: March 29, 2019 02:50 pm

Federal Flash: Secretary DeVos Grilled on Trump Plan to Cut Education Funding

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March 29, 2019 02:50 pm
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A flurry of education hearings in the House of Representatives and Senate; All4Ed releases a new analysis on the identification of schools for support and a new video on how federal education funding can support dual enrollment; and the middle grades are celebrated.

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Federal Flash
Posted: March 28, 2019 01:47 pm

How Federal Funding Helps High School Students Get a Jump on College

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March 28, 2019 01:47 pm
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Programs such as dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high school that allow students to complete college-level course work during high school are effective and increasingly popular models for improving student access, affordability, and completion of college. Such programs are particularly important for and effective at improving outcomes for students from low-income families and students of color.

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Every Student Succeeds Act
Posted: March 26, 2019 11:31 am

Screened Out? How Some States May Limit the Schools, and Students, Identified for Support

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March 26, 2019 11:31 am
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Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have reimagined their school accountability systems and come up with new ways to identify schools for support and improvement. Although the federal law allows some flexibility in designing these methodologies, it requires states to identify schools for three categories of support: comprehensive, additional targeted, and targeted support and improvement (CSI, ATS, or TSI, respectively).

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Every Student Succeeds Act
Posted: March 15, 2019 01:59 pm

Federal Flash: Examining President Trump’s Education Budget

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March 15, 2019 01:59 pm
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Today’s episode of Federal Flash examines which programs are funded, cut, or eliminated in President Trump’s education budget. It also covers new action from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that could prompt a lawsuit, as well as a separate court order ruling against the Education Department on students of color being disproportionally identified for special education services.

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Federal Education Budget, Federal Flash, Uncategorized
Posted: March 15, 2019 09:41 am

Deeper Learning Digest: How These High School Seniors Get Ready for College

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March 15, 2019 09:41 am
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A yearlong performance assessment may sound like a lot for a high school senior. But in Oakland, California, seniors are using their capstone projects to solve problems facing their community while building critical skills for college and careers.

Today’s digest highlights how Oakland’s Graduate Capstone Project is making a difference for high school seniors and how Oakland Unified School District is empowering students through Linked Learning. It also covers a new book on deeper learning schools and the upcoming Deeper Learning Conference.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: March 12, 2019 08:03 am

Beyond CTE: How Oakland Unified School District Empowers Youth for Life Through the Linked Learning Approach

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March 12, 2019 08:03 am
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Oakland, California. The name by itself is so rich in history it exudes feelings of nostalgia or grief—or both. The city housed the late Maya Angelou and the infamous Black Power movement and helped fuel a generation of critical dissenters to the racial and social injustices that plagued America. Like many other American cities, Oakland segregated its populace by placing African Americans into overcrowded public housing units on the city’s west side and whites into government-sponsored suburban developments on the east side. But Oakland is a city that has been raising its voice for generations.

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Linked Learning
Posted: March 04, 2019 03:42 pm

Congressional Priorities for Rewriting the Higher Education Act

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March 04, 2019 03:42 pm
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Federal Flash examines how Republicans and Democrats differ in their priorities for rewriting the Higher Education Act. It also covers two new proposals related to education funding and new guidance on the Every Student Succeeds Act from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Federal Flash, Higher Education
Posted: March 04, 2019 10:54 am

Beyond the “Model Minority” Myth: Understanding the Needs of Southeast Asian Students

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March 04, 2019 10:54 am
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The local boba shop across the street from my high school was the place to be. Every day, when the bell rang at 2:44 p.m., hordes of high schoolers made their way there. Usually people grabbed their drinks and left. Only a select few lingered and this group of cigarette-smoking teenagers intimidated anyone who entered the shop.

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Every Student Succeeds Act
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.