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Posted: May 17, 2019 01:58 pm

Federal Flash: Congress Works to Tackle Racial Segregation & Reduce College Remediation

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May 17, 2019 01:58 pm
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A group of Senators introduce legislation aimed at reducing the need for students to take remedial course work in college while the House education committee advances two desegregation bills on the eve of the 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education.  Today’s “Federal Flash” has you covered.

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Posted: May 17, 2019 10:48 am

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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May 17, 2019 10:48 am
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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: May 16, 2019 02:51 pm

Five Things You Need to Know About Brown vs. Board

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May 16, 2019 02:51 pm
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It’s been 65 years since the landmark decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case changed the course of history in this country. Yes, it has been that long since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” has no place in the field of public education; yet, too many students are still not receiving opportunities that most of us want and seek for all children. Additionally, too many students face learning environments that are in disrepair or have a shortage of basic learning tools from pencils to paper to computers. 

While you may be familiar with Brown vs. Board, you may not know these five important details about the landmark case.

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#OurChallengeOurHope, Brown vs. Board, Equity, Students of Color
Posted: May 16, 2019 09:08 am

Deeper Learning Digest: Getting Outside of Classrooms – and Comfort Zones

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May 16, 2019 09:08 am
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Taking students outside of the classroom can help bring lessons to life – and get students out of their comfort zones.

Today’s digest highlights how students are building tiny houses for geometry class, how mixing core subjects leads to robust project-based learning, and an upcoming event on whole child education.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
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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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
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