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Posted: February 20, 2020 02:39 pm

Equity and Innovation Meet in Edgecombe County to Reimagine Students’ Futures

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February 20, 2020 02:39 pm
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Where does my love for Edgecombe County (NC) Public Schools (ECPS) begin? Like our leaders who approach their jobs with head and heart, it is rooted in the dedication and commitment to “Futures Reimagined” for our scholars. Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, ECPS is committed to preparing scholars with the necessary tools to design their own futures, navigate change, and make the world a better place. Meanwhile, through its EQUITY VISION, the district is committed to making ECPS a place where opportunities are no longer predicted by social, cultural, or economic factors. One of many ways we achieve this goal is through a magical partnership of technology and innovation. 

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#OurChallengeOurHope, Equity, Students of Color
Posted: February 14, 2020 03:18 pm

Federal Flash: Trump’s 2021 Budget Deprives Historically Underserved Students of Crucial Resources

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February 14, 2020 03:18 pm
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Today’s Federal Flash explains the Trump/DeVos proposal to expand access to private schools while cutting public school funding by nearly $5 billion. We also highlight Congressional action in response to the Trump SNAP proposal that would could cut school lunches for nearly 1 million students, as well as new flexibility provided by Secretary DeVos to four states.

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Posted: February 11, 2020 11:28 am

Navigating Literacy Development During Adolescence

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February 11, 2020 11:28 am
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What factors contribute to the development of literacy skills in adolescence?

On this episode of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Critical Window podcast, Dr. Medha Tare breaks down what research on the science of adolescent learning says about the development of literacy skills during adolescence, and how educators can support this development.

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Adolescent Literacy, Literacy, Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Adolescent Learning Show, Science of Learning
Posted: January 03, 2020 01:20 pm

Federal Flash: Education Predictions for 2020

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January 03, 2020 01:20 pm
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Today’s Federal Flash offers our crystal ball into 2020 and covers what you may have missed over the holidays, including a debate on education with Democratic presidential candidates, a deal on federal spending for fiscal year 2020, and policy expanding trauma support services passed in the House.

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Posted: December 19, 2019 03:35 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: When Students Become Their Own Teachers

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December 19, 2019 03:35 pm
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What happens when students become their own teachers and take control of their learning?

Today’s digest highlights an elementary school in Hawaii that is teaching students how to take an active role in their own learning, takeaways from a webinar on scaling up deeper learning approaches in schools, how to build a skilled workforce in Colorado, a focus on equity at Big Picture Schools, and registration for the PBL World conference. 

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: December 19, 2019 08:30 am

Teen Autobiography: Supporting Identity Development and Agency During Adolescence

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December 19, 2019 08:30 am
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Adolescence is an important period when young people examine who they are, who they want to be, and how they want to impact their communities and society. This process of exploration allows young people to shape their overarching self-concept and motivates them to pursue learning opportunities that align with their personal goals.

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Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning
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