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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: 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
Posted: March 01, 2019 01:55 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: When Digital Learning Fosters Deeper Learning  

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March 01, 2019 01:55 pm
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Technology can be a powerful way to support deeper learning. Don’t believe it? Take a look at how thousands of students and teachers use technology to bring learning to life.

Today’s digest highlights examples of effective use of technology in classrooms, how teachers can design for deeper learning, and news from the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: February 26, 2019 12:34 pm

“Who Am I?” Exploring Racial and Ethnic Identity Development During Adolescence

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February 26, 2019 12:34 pm
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There’s no question that our country is diversifying. By 2030, immigration will overtake births as the dominant driver of population growth. Soon, there will be a majority-minority population in the United States, meaning that not a single ethnic or racial group will make up over 50 percent of the population. Students of color already make up the majority of K-12 students. How is this shift changing school environments and student learning?

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning
Posted: February 15, 2019 10:57 am

Deeper Learning Digest: Building Students’ Success Skills

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February 15, 2019 10:57 am
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What happens when you change the learning experience to focus on solving extended challenges? You may just prepare students for the complex workplace that awaits them.

Today’s digest highlights how educators can focus on problem solving, deepen classroom discussion, and hone their project-based learning skills.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: February 15, 2019 09:22 am

Federal Flash: House Committee Debates Funding for Schools and Infrastructure

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February 15, 2019 09:22 am
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This episode of Federal Flash recognizes Black History Month and the anniversary of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It also covers a House education committee hearing on school funding and new guidance on student privacy.

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Federal Flash
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.