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Posted: April 06, 2018 02:28 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Highlights From Deeper Learning 2018

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April 06, 2018 02:28 pm
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Did you miss the Deeper Learning 2018 conference in sunny San Diego last week? We have the highlights, including key takeaways and a deeper dive into this “powerful adult learning” opportunity from Getting Smart. Plus, news on Louisiana’s proposal to join six other states and pilot a new, innovative, high-quality assessment under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: March 27, 2018 10:36 am

How the Omnibus Spending Bill Promotes School Safety, Education Technology, Personalized Learning, Deeper Learning, and the Science of Adolescent Learning

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March 27, 2018 10:36 am
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Last week, President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government until September 30. This omnibus spending bill, officially named the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018, provided nearly $70.9 billion for the U.S. Department of Education (ED), an increase of $3.9 billion over the fiscal year 2017 funding level. In this blog post, we highlight how educators can use money from the spending bill to promote school safety, the effective use of technology, personalized learning, deeper learning, and the science of adolescent learning.

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Deeper Learning, Education Technology, Personalized Learning, School Safety, Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Learning
Posted: March 14, 2018 09:54 am

The Alliance for Excellent Education’s Statement on Gun Violence in America’s Schools and Communities

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March 14, 2018 09:54 am
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If there are two places where children should feel safe in America, it is in their homes and schools. Unfortunately, for too many of the nation’s children, their classrooms have become killing zones. It does not matter the grade level or state; first graders in Connecticut and community college students in Oregon alike are victims of mass school shootings. No community—large, small, urban, rural, or suburban—is immune to the rash of gun-related violence. Unless the nation acts, these tragic incidents that murder our children will continue to occur.

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Posted: March 12, 2018 11:50 am

Governors Call Education the Key to a Strong Economy and Better Lives

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March 12, 2018 11:50 am
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What better way to wrap up the 2018 state of the state addresses than to focus on governors calling education the key to a strong economy and a pathway towards better lives for Americans?

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Arkansas, Career & Technical Education, Career and Technical Education, Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Posted: March 06, 2018 02:19 pm

3 Important Takeaways from Digital Learning Day 2018

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March 06, 2018 02:19 pm
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Schools and classrooms across the country buzzed with excitement on February, 22, 2018 as thousands of educators and students celebrated the seventh annual Digital Learning Day (DLDay).

The celebrations have come to an end for now, but here are three things we learned from another great DLDay:

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Digital Learning and Future Ready Schools, Digital Learning Day
Posted: March 05, 2018 01:48 pm

Undocumented Young People Pursue the American Dream

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March 05, 2018 01:48 pm
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Nancy was born in Italy and brought to the United States at age five. She graduated from high school and received her bachelor’s degree from Towson University. She is one of more than 3 million Dreamers in communities across the country—undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children. Like Nancy, less than one-quarter of them have been granted deferred action from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) implemented under the Obama Administration in 2012.

Watch Nancy tell her story via the video at the bottom of this post.

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DACA, Undocumented Students
Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.