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August 13, 2019 12:33 pm
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The Challenges and Privileges of Being a First-Generation College Student

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As a first-generation college student who transferred from a local community college, graduating from Georgetown University is my life’s biggest accomplishment to date. Yet as I reflect on my educational journey, my heart is filled with dismay as much as it is with pride. Graduating from high school is a privilege many youth throughout America never attain. Currently, one out of every eight public high schools that enrolls 100 students or more in America has a graduation rate of 67 percent or less, according to the latest Building a Grad Nation report. This simple statistic brings me to a place of duality as I grapple with my personal challenges and privileges as a first-generation college student.

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College Remediation, College- and Career-Ready Standards
Posted: July 27, 2018 02:26 pm

Federal Flash: Three Important Things In the New Perkins Career and Technical Education Law

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July 27, 2018 02:26 pm
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In this week’s Federal Flash we’ll tell you three important things in the new federal career and technical education (CTE) law that is on its way to President Trump’s desk.

We’ll also review the Education Department’s proposed new rules for the charter school program and a proposal from House Democrats to renew the Higher Education Act.

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Career & Technical Education, Career and Technical Education, Higher Education
Posted: July 27, 2018 01:59 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: How One High School Integrated Deeper Learning Into Its Curriculum

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July 27, 2018 01:59 pm
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“We wanted to increase rigor and our students’ academic abilities, so I thought [deeper learning] would make sense for our school setting.”

That’s Jennie Canning, lead STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School, explaining why she and Brashear’s principal, Kimberly Safran, reached out to the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) to help rethink their approach to instruction.

In this week’s Deeper Learning Digest learn how All4Ed provided direct technical assistance to teacher leaders at Brashear on implementing strategies that support deeper learning.

Elsewhere in this week’s Digest, what happens when schools are linked together in networks that share models, tools, and professional learning experiences? Expanded access to deeper learning experiences for more students.

This week’s Digest also explores dynamic math instruction and how to make project-based learning stick through professional development. And if you want to learn more about how adolescents’ tick, do we have a resource for you.

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Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: July 26, 2018 04:13 pm

Deepening Students’ Learning at Pittsburgh Brashear High School

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July 26, 2018 04:13 pm
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After the Pennsylvania Department of Education identified Pittsburgh Brashear High School as a priority school for improvement, the school’s educators began to rethink their approach to instruction. Teacher leaders wanted to identify promising practices that would improve engagement for the school’s 1,230 students, most of whom are African American or come from low-income families. They also were looking for ways to increase academic rigor and promote cross-curricular instruction to enable all students to achieve academic excellence. So what did they do?

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Deeper Learning
Posted: July 18, 2018 03:58 pm

Examining (and Preventing) the Long-Term Effects of Border Separations on Children

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July 18, 2018 03:58 pm
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“I felt like a prisoner.” “I felt like a dog.” “I don’t want to remember.” “They told us to behave or we’d be there forever.”

Through the experiences of six children separated at the border from their families, Washington Post reporter Michael E. Miller provides a disturbingly powerful account of how two months in a Texas shelter traumatized the children kept there. Left unknown is how the experience will impact these children over the rest of their lives, although experts say the effect likely will be profound.

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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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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
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?

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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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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: June 22, 2018 02:12 pm

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

Federal Flash, June 22, 2018
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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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