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Jessica Slusser

Jessica Slusser
Jessica is a Director at Getting Smart. She focuses on strategic communication, storytelling and marketing. You can connect with Jessica on Twitter at @Jess_Slusser.

The Future of Work: Building Entrepreneurship Skills in K-12

In order for students to leave high school and enter college or careers prepared to succeed, they need to possess a set of entrepreneurial skills and be able to articulate their work and what they’re capable of. Skills like design thinking, project management, and simply learning how to work with and for a variety of people are becoming increasingly important.

A Turning Point. South Carolina Rural Schools Find Success.

Colleton County High and Scott’s Branch have been working to change the I-95 corridor region into a “Corridor of Innovation” instead of a “Corridor of Shame.” These two schools are improving education in their economically depressed communities by implementing new school models that bolster teacher and student capacity and create real-world learning experiences for students.

Students LEAD to Learn (Thanks to New Friday Institute Initiative)

We all learn differently, and, as adults, we can often advocate for or find solutions to help us find experiences that best fit our learning style. Unfortunately, students often don’t have the resources or even the knowledge to know how to advocate for themselves.
Students Standing With Diplomas at Graduation, really ready for their future

Education Can’t Stand Still: Move on When Ready Bridging the Gap

How Arizona's Move on When Ready program is creating a paradigm shift to move from an educational model based on credit and seat time, to one based on mastery of skills.

EdTech Acquisition Will Enhance Engagement and Strengthen Conceptual Understanding in Math

Curriculum Associates has acquired award winning game company Motion Math, bringing high quality games to millions more elementary students. Here's more about what that means for students and educators.
Audience clapping at professional learning education conferences in 2017 presentation from FETC

27 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences for 2018

Check out our 2018 list of 27 education conferences we think will be valuable opportunities for educators, district leaders, startups and policy-makers to learn and engage with each other.

20 Ways to Celebrate National Family Literacy Day

Did you know the single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents? Did you know that parental involvement in their child’s reading has been found to be the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy?