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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: 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
Posted: February 01, 2019 03:15 pm

Federal Flash: The Higher Education Act, Title IX, and the “New” House Education Committee

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February 01, 2019 03:15 pm
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It’s a new year with a new cast of characters in Congress. This episode of Federal Flash examines the new makeup of the House education committee, which has a new name, a new subcommittee, and new members. It also examines congressional efforts to rewrite the Higher Education Act and the Education Department’s proposed Title IX rules that have drawn more than 100,000 comments.

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Federal Flash
Posted: February 01, 2019 02:59 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Training Students for Workplaces That Don’t Exist

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February 01, 2019 02:59 pm
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Stories of robots creating mass unemployment may be overhyped, but there’s still a need to prepare students for an ever-changing workforce and jobs that don’t yet exist.

Today’s digest highlights how schools do that. It also examines what happens when students have access to college courses while still in high school, how makerspaces can support personalized learning, and how educators can help students affected by the opioid crisis.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: January 30, 2019 02:19 pm

How the Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Students and How Educators Can Help

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January 30, 2019 02:19 pm
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The opioid crisis is shaking the nation and greatly impacting young people. In just one year, 42,000 people died of drug overdoses involving opioids. That same year, 2016, 38,000 individuals died in car crashes or car-related injuries.

There’s no question that this epidemic is affecting families, communities, and schools across the country. How can educators help support students impacted by the crisis?

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Adolescent Learning Show
Posted: January 30, 2019 01:03 pm

High School Graduation Rate Hits New High, But Concerns Remain; How Does Your State Fare?

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January 30, 2019 01:03 pm
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The nation’s high school graduation rate hit a new all-time high of 84.6 percent and graduation rates for historically underserved students continue to rise, according to data released last week by the U.S. Department of Education. However, the size of the graduation rate increase was much smaller than in previous years and large gaps continue to exist between student groups.

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High School Graduation Rates and Secondary School Improvement
Posted: January 18, 2019 03:51 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: The Power of “Low-Stakes” Assessments

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January 18, 2019 03:51 pm
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It’s no secret that assessments can feel like “high-stakes” scenarios for both students and teachers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Simple checks for comprehension, like a small quiz after a lesson, can deliver important feedback for student learning.

Today’s digest highlights the focus on assessments measuring for deeper learning, strategies to foster creativity in students, the impact of trauma on student learning, and some big news for the deeper learning world.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
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