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David Conley on Next Generation Assessment

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In the latest Getting Smart podcast, Dr. David Conley, a professor in the college of education at the University of Oregon, discusses his new book and offers 10 principles for better assessment—and a vision for how assessment can be integrated into learning.
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Edu-Roll Ups: The Sprint to Scale

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Mergers and acquisitions in education are up about 25% over the first few years of the decade. In this post, Tom explains what is behind that and lists some of the most notable Roll-Ups.

Why Youth Need Social Capital and How Schools Can Help

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In the latest Getting Smart podcast, Christensen Institute's Director of Education Julie Freeland Fisher sits down with Tom to discuss social capital, disruptive innovation, and her new book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks.

Learn Next: A Toolbox for Educators to Transform Practice

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Many teachers haven’t experienced transformative learning themselves, and as such are not given the chance to learn how to facilitate learning in these types of environments. This new collaborative effort is seeking to change that.

Education, State Policy and the Future of Work

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Many of us will agree that it can feel as though our education system is struggling to maintain an at-best-moderate pace of adapting to the quickly changing world around it. This new guide from the XQ Institute provides strategies to help state policymakers change that.
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How to Give Better Advice to High School Students about College and Careers

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The Gates Foundation took on the challenge of improving postsecondary advising with the goal of improving advice for students at all achievement levels. Learn more here:

Apple Exec on Rewiring Education

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Former Apple VP of Education, John Couch, on why he’s enthusiastic about project-based and challenge-based learning and the future of learning technology, why design is such a critical concept for education, and his new book Rewiring Education.

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