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Posted: July 13, 2018 10:36 am

Deeper Learning Digest: SCUBA Diving Into Deeper Learning

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July 13, 2018 10:36 am
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It’s July and the summer heat is upon us. What better way to cool down than to take a swim? For students at High Tech High, SCUBA diving is a way to escape the heat and bring environmental learning to life. This week’s digest also explores why proficiency-based learning matters to businesses, connects makerspaces to deeper learning, and highlights one take on the most critical element to a students’ success.

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Posted: June 29, 2018 02:13 pm

Federal Flash: Democrats and Republicans Work Together to Advance Important Education Bill

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June 29, 2018 02:13 pm
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After a stalemate that lasted for nearly two years, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate education committee finally came together to unanimously pass important education legislation with benefits for all students.

Also featured in this week’s Flash are just-released details on proposed education funding numbers for Title I and other selected education programs for fiscal year 2019, and news on immigration and the Supreme Court ruling with major consequences for teacher unions.

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Career & Technical Education, Career and Technical Education
Posted: June 29, 2018 09:35 am

Deeper Learning Digest: Math Lessons … At a Goat Farm?

Photo by Kelly Field for the Hechinger Report.
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June 29, 2018 09:35 am
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Strap on your boots! This week’s digest dives into a work-based learning program in Vermont that gives students hands-on experience at a goat farm. It also explores what states are doing to support competency-based learning, how to improve assessments, and what students are looking for after they graduate from high school.

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Posted: June 22, 2018 02:12 pm

Federal Flash: Implications of Trump’s Executive Order & Updates on Education Funding

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June 22, 2018 02:12 pm
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On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border, but his order doesn’t mean that the policy of holding families in detention together at the border will end.

This week’s Federal Flash examines the implications of Trump’s executive order, as well as failed efforts in Congress to address immigration crisis and the legal status of individuals in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It also provides updates on federal education funding and career and technical education.

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Posted: June 19, 2018 12:51 pm

How to Prevent a Summer Slide

Capitol City Charter School in Washington, D.C. (photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for the Alliance for Excellent Education)
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June 19, 2018 12:51 pm
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Rising temperatures and longer days mean one thing to kids across America: school is out for summer. But as school doors shutter and students return home for summer vacation, one major question looms on the minds of parents and educators. How can we prevent summer learning loss?

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Expanded Learning Opportunities, Teachers and School Leaders
Posted: June 19, 2018 09:44 am

Guest Blog: Self-Advocacy and Chronic Absenteeism: A Harder Measure of a “Soft Skill”

Capitol City Charter School in Washington, D.C. (photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for the Alliance for Excellent Education)
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June 19, 2018 09:44 am
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The following blog post was written by Ace Parsi, personalized learning partnership manager at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).

Education reformers find themselves in a challenging place. On the one hand, in order to overcome prevailing opportunity gaps, we must do more than focus on the narrow issues of literacy and math. Instead, we must ensure that students develop the range of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that jobs of the future will require.  These skills will matter for all students, whether they have disabilities, are English learners, face poverty, experience homelessness, or belong to none of these student groups.

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Personalized Learning
Posted: June 18, 2018 03:42 pm

Oakland High School Graduate Brings His Linked Learning Success Story to Capitol Hill

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June 18, 2018 03:42 pm
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As a child, Amin Robinson dreamed of becoming a firefighter, but his ambitions changed as he grew older. Today, this member of the Class of 2018 (pictured here in his high school graduation cap and gown) is an aspiring artist with an interest in increasing diversity and representation for people of color. His experiences as a student in the Visual Arts Academy Magnet Program (VAAMP) at Oakland High School in California offered Amin a unique opportunity to engage his passion for art both inside and outside the classroom, boosting his confidence in himself and his future.

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Career & Technical Education, Linked Learning
Posted: June 15, 2018 11:40 am

Deeper Learning Digest: What’s in Students’ Digital Backpacks?

Ninth-grade students work together on an Algebra II assignment. Photo by Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action
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June 15, 2018 11:40 am
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Imagine students maintaining a digital portfolio of their deeper learning skills, keeping track of projects and tasks that have involved critical thinking, collaboration, communication.

This week’s digest features “digital backpacks” full of deeper learning skills for Kentucky students. Also check out a major personalized learning initiative in Fresno, a new deeper learning model in Virginia, and highlights from a recent Hewlett Foundation Twitter Chat.

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