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Posted: December 05, 2017 09:55 am

U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits Another Record High—Are the Gains Real or Manufactured?

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December 05, 2017 09:55 am
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The U.S. stock market is at an all-time high and many investors are beginning to wonder if a crash is on the horizon. Similarly, the national high school graduation rate just hit another record high, leaving some to wonder whether the gains are real or manufactured.

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High School Graduation Rates and Secondary School Improvement
Posted: December 05, 2017 09:32 am

How Do the Problem-Solving Skills of American Students Stack Up Globally?

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December 05, 2017 09:32 am
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As they look to fill jobs, employers are looking for students who can think critically and solve problems in new and rapidly changing environments. But how well do American students stack up against the rest of the world when it comes to problem solving? Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), stopped by All4Ed’s office to offer his insights and share findings from a new OECD report.

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Deeper Learning, International Comparisons
Posted: December 04, 2017 11:04 am

Using Adolescent Learning Research to Improve High Schools

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December 04, 2017 11:04 am
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“Today, education is where medicine was in 1910,” stated Dan Leeds, Chairman of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s (All4Ed) Board of Directors. Leeds was referring to the pivotal moment in history, after the publication of the Flexner report, when American medical schools began to adhere strictly to the protocols of science in their teaching and research. With modern technological advances and a wider range of research methodologies for studying how humans learn and develop, the field of education likewise now has greater access to research that can guide practitioners and policymakers in how best to design schools to improve student outcomes and close achievement gaps.

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SAL, Science of Adolescent Learning, Science of Adolescent Learning Show
Posted: November 28, 2017 01:38 pm

Health Care for Children Shouldn’t be a Bargaining CHIP

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November 28, 2017 01:38 pm
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When I ran for governor in 2000, my Republican opponent and I had much to disagree on. But when it came to the federally-supported Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), we only sparred over who would implement coverage more aggressively, not over the merits. Almost all policymakers recognize the importance of this bipartisan legislation enacted in 1997 in reducing the percentage of uninsured children from almost 14 percent to less than 5 percent.

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Posted: November 20, 2017 10:07 am

How Business Leaders Can Help Improve the Nation’s Schools

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November 20, 2017 10:07 am
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Nationwide, there are more than 6 million job openings according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Far too often, businesses say that there are not enough qualified applicants to fill their openings. Now, thanks to the nation’s main education law, there’s something that business can do to change that.

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College- and Career-Ready Standards, Deeper Learning, Every Student Succeeds Act
Posted: November 10, 2017 12:01 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Celebrating Deeper Learning Milestones

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November 10, 2017 12:01 pm
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This week’s digest features a dive into what deeper learning looks like, a big anniversary and milestone for EL Education schools, information on the future of work, and how schools can learn from each other when implementing competency-based education.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
Posted: November 09, 2017 08:23 am

Want to Implement Personalized Learning? Permission Granted!

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November 09, 2017 08:23 am
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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: October 27, 2017 02:36 pm

Deeper Learning Digest: Putting Students at the Center Makes a Difference

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October 27, 2017 02:36 pm
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This week’s digest features stories on how putting students at the center transforms the learning experience. Whether it’s through capstone projects on topics selected by students, or giving students real-world work experience that is related to their interests, giving students the reins can make a difference.

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Deeper Learning, Deeper Learning Digest
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