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OPINION: Six ways prioritizing social and emotional learning can increase graduation rates for students of color, lower suspensions

Hechinger Report - July 05, 2017 3794

A few weeks into my new position as Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, I visited a school where I asked a principal, “What’s the secret sauce of your school?” It didn’t take him long to answer: “We know every child and they know we care about them.” Great things happen for students, schools, and communities […]


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VIDEO: The best ideas from last-chance high schools are reforming American education

Hechinger Report - July 04, 2017 3754

Alternative schools for at-risk students – the ones who have been expelled, have dropped out, or just can’t make it in a regular high school – used to operate at the margins. But now, educational experiments started in last-chance high schools are transforming mainstream schools. In this video, step inside a school for lost kids […]


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Implementing NGSS in the Classroom - Legends of Learning

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - July 25, 2017 3671

NGSS Implementing NGSS in the Classroom Several years have passed since states began deploying . Though 18 states and the District of Columbia adopted the standards in full, many schools and teachers are just beginning their NGSS journey. Finding actual curriculum and content . The NGSS standards seek to create engagement in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to make science learning an active exercise. to achieve that? Now that’s a challenge. NGSS content is one of the top reasons people come to Legends of Learning.

Reality check: After four years of tough college prep, high school seniors grapple with gaps in financial aid

Hechinger Report - April 30, 2017 137

This story is the third in an occasional series looking at six members of the senior class at Match High School, a college preparatory charter school in Boston. This installment focuses on the financial choices that the largely low-income seniors have to make before they decide on a college by May 1, when deposits are […]


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Career Readiness & the Every Student Succeeds Act: Mapping Career Readiness in State ESSA Plans - Round 1 | Advance CTE

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - July 09, 2017 20

Search form Search Toggle navigation With support from the New Skills for Youth initiative How do you like the Resource Center? Please take five minutes to provide your feedback and help us make it even better. .  Career Readiness & the Every Student Succeeds Act: Mapping Career Readiness in State ESSA Plans - Round 1 The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents state with a significant opportunity to design their K-12 systems to prepare all students for college and careers. States can use this occasion to set and execute a vision that provides students with multiple, meaningful opportunities to engage in pathways that build awareness of career opportunities, provide real-world instruction and lead to credentials with labor market value.