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System Connectors and Shapers in Education Transformations

By: Rosie Clayton. With questions around the design and function of intermediaries and system catalysts in U.S. educational change, I met up with five organizations which play both distinctive and overlapping roles within the system to learn more.
students reading on a couch and closing the achievement gap between themselves and other students

What Kids Are Reading: Five Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

By: Jack Lynch. Reading is the foundation of learning and is an activity students can enjoy inside and outside of the classroom. Here are five ways we've found from our research that reading can help to close the achievement gap.

Six Must-Have School Spaces for Project-Based Learning

By: Danish Kurani. These six spaces facilitate learning that goes beyond the realm of the traditional classroom and can be created in almost any type of building. Whether you’re planning a new building or updating the one you’re in, these are possible for you.
Education Technology

The State of our Nation’s EdTech: How Schools are Changing

By: Mary Jo Madda. In the final chapter of their yearlong research on the state of education technology, EdSurge shares how schools and districts across the U.S. are experimenting with learning models and technology to better prepare students for future success.

6 Strategies for Teaching Public Policy

By: Erik Day. Teaching students to understand public policy can be a challenge, but few topics have as great a power to affect the long-term health of a society. Here are six strategies to help educators teach policy and civic engagement.

Around the World in 80 (School) Days, Thanks to Virtual Field Trips

By: Brandin Wislocki. Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) are an important tool in teaching and learning that use the “power of place” to engage students, inspire curiosity and enrich instruction.
Five Students collaborating and working together on a project-based learning project in a library

Teaching Collaboration Through Preparation and Project-Based Learning

By: Dr. Jordan Lippman and Suzi Neft. It is critically important to start teaching the 21st-Century skill of collaboration as young as possible—ideally in early elementary school. One way to develop these skills is through Project-Based Learning.