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June 04, 2018 01:47 pm
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All4Ed Starts Major Initiative to Ensure Science of Adolescent Learning Drives Critical Secondary Education Decisions

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This week we released a report that is the start of a major initiative for the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) to ensure that critical education decisions are driven by science. Working with colleagues, I authored Synapses, Students, and Synergies: Applying the Science of Adolescent Learning to Policy and Practice to point out the major opportunities that exist in the next few years and also urge new ways to work together to maximize impact.

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Science of Adolescent Learning
Posted: April 11, 2018 09:43 am

New Report on Student Internet Access at Home Shows Persisting Digital Divide

Deeper learning environments give students more responsibility for their own learning.  Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action
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April 11, 2018 09:43 am
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A long-awaited report on access to digital learning hit the newsstands last week with a familiar headline: a digital divide, known as the homework gap in education circles, persists, especially for students of color, students from low-income families, and students in rural areas.

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Digital Equity, E-Rate
Posted: April 06, 2018 02:28 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Highlights From Deeper Learning 2018

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April 06, 2018 02:28 pm
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Did you miss the Deeper Learning 2018 conference in sunny San Diego last week? We have the highlights, including key takeaways and a deeper dive into this “powerful adult learning” opportunity from Getting Smart. Plus, news on Louisiana’s proposal to join six other states and pilot a new, innovative, high-quality assessment under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: March 27, 2018 10:36 am

How the Omnibus Spending Bill Promotes School Safety, Education Technology, Personalized Learning, Deeper Learning, and the Science of Adolescent Learning

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March 27, 2018 10:36 am
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Last week, President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government until September 30. This omnibus spending bill, officially named the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018, provided nearly $70.9 billion for the U.S. Department of Education (ED), an increase of $3.9 billion over the fiscal year 2017 funding level. In this blog post, we highlight how educators can use money from the spending bill to promote school safety, the effective use of technology, personalized learning, deeper learning, and the science of adolescent learning.

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Deeper Learning, Education Technology, Personalized Learning, School Safety, Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning
Posted: March 14, 2018 09:54 am

The Alliance for Excellent Education’s Statement on Gun Violence in America’s Schools and Communities

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March 14, 2018 09:54 am
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If there are two places where children should feel safe in America, it is in their homes and schools. Unfortunately, for too many of the nation’s children, their classrooms have become killing zones. It does not matter the grade level or state; first graders in Connecticut and community college students in Oregon alike are victims of mass school shootings. No community—large, small, urban, rural, or suburban—is immune to the rash of gun-related violence. Unless the nation acts, these tragic incidents that murder our children will continue to occur.

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School Climate
Posted: March 12, 2018 11:50 am

Governors Call Education the Key to a Strong Economy and Better Lives

Ninth-grade students assemble robots at MC2 STEM High School.  Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action
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March 12, 2018 11:50 am
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What better way to wrap up the 2018 state of the state addresses than to focus on governors calling education the key to a strong economy and a pathway towards better lives for Americans?

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Arkansas, Career & Technical Education, Career and Technical Education, Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Posted: March 06, 2018 02:19 pm

3 Important Takeaways from Digital Learning Day 2018

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March 06, 2018 02:19 pm
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Schools and classrooms across the country buzzed with excitement on February, 22, 2018 as thousands of educators and students celebrated the seventh annual Digital Learning Day (DLDay).

The celebrations have come to an end for now, but here are three things we learned from another great DLDay:

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Digital Learning and Future Ready Schools, Digital Learning Day
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