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Jessica Slusser

Jessica Slusser is a Project Manager at Getting Smart. Follow Jessica on Twitter, @Jess_Slusser.

Let’s Talk Math: Two New Resources to Help Promote Mathematical Discourse

The math classroom is often a challenging place for learners, but mathematical discourse can help students reflect on and develop their understanding of math concepts, building their confidence. Here are two new resources to get them started.
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25 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences in 2017

Check out our 2017 list of 25 education conferences we think will be valuable opportunities for educators, startups and policy-makers to learn and engage with each other.

Cool Schools: 3 High School Options in Tacoma

We recently visited three innovative high schools in the Tacoma Public School District that provide the area's 28,000 students opportunities to explore passions and connect to the community in deeper ways than you see at most high schools.

Getting Smart Podcast | Dropout Prevention: Community, Support and Guidance

October is dedicated to National Dropout Prevention, and in this podcast Laurel Barrette, director of dropout prevention and high school initiatives at K12 Inc., shares ways we can all help keep students engaged and enrolled.

Online Learning: Support Through Disaster

After a tragic event like the Louisiana floods, something we often don’t consider is how to continue offering students options to learn while their city rebuilds. Here is how online learning can help.

Getting Smart Podcast | 5 Lessons on Impact Leadership

In this podcast, Curriculum Associates CEO Rob Waldron shares more on his unique employment arrangement, as well as the most valuable lessons he has learned so far about successful and impactful leadership.

5 Ways to Grow and Sustain a Great EdTech Company

Here is advice on five ways to grow and sustain a successful education technology company with dedicated employees for the long-term from the leaders at Curriculum Associates.