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Mary Ryerse

Mary Ryerse
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Mary is a Getting Smart Director of Strategic Design.

XQ Super School Live Roundup

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We believe it's important to be making a powerful case for new and innovative issues in education. Here's our take on the recent XQ Super School Live event.

Better Formative Feedback: Work Worth Doing in a Place Worth Being

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While everything about a learning environment may provide formative feedback to students, not everything qualifies as formative assessment. Here is what we do know about what formative assessment is and how it works.

XQ Super School Live: National Television Event

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About a year ago, XQ hosted an epic event revealing the ten XQ Super Schools. Those schools are making awesome progress, and so is XQ. On September 8, they will be making high school education part of the cultural conversation. Learn more here.

Start the School Year with Three Simple SEL Strategies that Work

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With so many terms, frameworks and strategies (most of which are really good!) in the SEL conversation, sometimes it can all get a little overwhelming. These simple strategies can be a great place to start.

Beyond the Data: How to Tell a Funding Story

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One of the things we love to do here at Getting Smart is integrate projects to provide a powerful and coherent message. Here's why (and how) we did just that in one of our recent projects.

School Change: Go Fast and Go Slow

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By: Mary Ryerse and Emily Liebtag. School change--be it a new initiative, a push for a shift in culture, or the adoption of a different teaching approach--requires both tortoises and hares.

Smart Review | Let’s Start Coding

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Let’s Start Coding is a kit that seeks to help beginners write real code by building handheld gadgets with hardware. Here, a mom and her 10-year-old son give it a try.

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