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November 09, 2017 08:23 am
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Want to Implement Personalized Learning? Permission Granted!

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Can two conferences held thirty-five miles apart indicate that a personalized learning movement is growing, especially if they take place in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley? And is there a common message when talking to wide-ranging audiences of teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, cutting-edge educators, and district leaders who must confront constant challenges of running a district while envisioning the future of learning?

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Deeper Learning, Every Student Succeeds Act, Personalized Learning
Posted: January 25, 2017 02:20 pm

Alliance for Excellent Education Recognized as Leader in Linked Learning Movement

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January 25, 2017 02:20 pm
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Today the Alliance for Excellent Education was recognized for its work to expand quality Linked Learning opportunities for students in California and across the nation at the Linked Learning Convention in Oakland, California. Linked Learning is a comprehensive educational approach that integrates rigorous academics, high-quality career and technical education, work-based learning, and student support to prepare all students, especially those who are traditionally underserved, to graduate from high school with the skills necessary to succeed in college and a career.

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Posted: January 20, 2017 11:16 am

Deeper Learning Digest: Listening to Improve Student Outcomes

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January 20, 2017 11:16 am
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The Deeper Learning movement is thinking about how to involve more and more educators in the national, state, local, and dinner table conversations centered on teaching and learning, writes Monica Alatorre in Education Week’s Learning Deeply blog. She reminds everyone to be sure student voices are part of the conversation, and specifically asking “What do students think about education, and about how to best reach them, engage them, and motivate them?”

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Posted: January 17, 2017 04:37 pm

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Education Transformation and High School Graduation Rates on the Forefront

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January 17, 2017 04:37 pm
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President-elect Donald Trump is not the only executive stepping in front of a podium this month. The beginning of a new year also means that the nation’s governors will be celebrating recent successes and outlining new programs and ideas in their annual state of the state addresses. Governors speaking early in 2017 have focused on education accomplishments, including raising high school graduation rates, and presented areas for improvement and transformation.

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Posted: January 13, 2017 11:54 am

Parting Words: Secretary of Education, First Lady, and President Obama Reflect on the Education Accomplishments of the Outgoing Administration

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January 13, 2017 11:54 am
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Even though just a few days remain before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, members of President Barack Obama’s team have continued to advance the education priorities of the current administration, including issuing regulations and state guidance on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Amid that work, though, U.S. Secretary of Education John King, First Lady Michelle Obama, and even President Obama himself have taken time in their final remarks to reflect on the administration’s education accomplishments and outline the challenges that await the next administration.

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Every Student Succeeds Act
Posted: December 20, 2016 10:40 am

Education Secretary John King Focuses on Education, Leadership, and Equity in Final Policy Speech

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December 20, 2016 10:40 am
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In his last major policy speech, U.S. Secretary of Education John King delivered what could be seen as a motivational speech for education advocates preparing for President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to expand school choice options for students through a $20 billion voucher program that would allow federal funds to follow students to private schools.

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Posted: December 19, 2016 05:05 pm

States and the Trump Administration Should Stay the Course with ED’s Accountability Regulations

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December 19, 2016 05:05 pm
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Within the last three weeks, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued the long-awaited final regulations to implement the accountability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The question on everyone’s mind is with the Trump administration taking the helm in just a matter of weeks, do these regulations really matter?

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Every Student Succeeds Act
Posted: December 16, 2016 03:43 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Gathering the Deeper Learning Community

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December 16, 2016 03:43 pm
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This week, organizations supporting deeper learning gathered for an “(un)convening” to dig deeper into educational equity in the “Big Easy.” Hosted by the Hewlett Foundation, the convening focused on how educators in New Orleans provide deeper learning opportunities for students in the city, as well as the challenges they face. Participants learned about the educational history in New Orleans, interacting with local educators and leaders by visiting schools and hearing directly from education leaders about access to deeper learning in the community.

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Posted: December 16, 2016 02:57 pm

College Attainment Rates Lag for African Americans, Latinos, and Low-Income Students

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December 16, 2016 02:57 pm
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Today’s young adults have the highest rate of postsecondary education attainment in U.S. history. That academic success has not reached all groups equally, though, and significant education attainment gaps persist along gender, race, and income lines. But future cohorts of students—namely those currently in high school and college—are poised to close those gaps, according to a new report.

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Posted: December 14, 2016 09:34 am

Science of Adolescent Learning: Debunking the Myth About Left-Brain/Right-Brain Learning Styles

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December 14, 2016 09:34 am
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The following blog post is part of the Alliance’s work on the potential impact the science of adolescent learning (SAL) can have on the educational experiences of secondary students. It is written by Kara Blacker, PhD, a distinguished science of adolescent learning fellow in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the neural mechanisms of working memory and improving cognition through training.

We all have seen and (maybe taken) those quizzes on Facebook that ask us to answer ten questions to find out if we are left-brained or right-brained. But is there any scientific evidence behind this idea that our personalities, learning styles, or strengths are the result of an unbalanced brain? More importantly, how do these ideas influence educational practices? What happens when teachers buy into these ideas and students internalize these notions about themselves?

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