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August 13, 2019 12:33 pm
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The Challenges and Privileges of Being a First-Generation College Student

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As a first-generation college student who transferred from a local community college, graduating from Georgetown University is my life’s biggest accomplishment to date. Yet as I reflect on my educational journey, my heart is filled with dismay as much as it is with pride. Graduating from high school is a privilege many youth throughout America never attain. Currently, one out of every eight public high schools that enrolls 100 students or more in America has a graduation rate of 67 percent or less, according to the latest Building a Grad Nation report. This simple statistic brings me to a place of duality as I grapple with my personal challenges and privileges as a first-generation college student.

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College Remediation, College- and Career-Ready Standards
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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Federal Flash
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
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.