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How to Give Students Future-Ready Skills Through Community Service

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With community-engaged projects, students learn to solve problems, think creatively, manage uncertainty, and most importantly, how to coordinate and work with others. According to The World Economic Forum, these are the same top 5 future skills needed for 2020.

Learning from Leadership at Detroit Prep Academy

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Emily recently traveled to Detroit Prep Academy and wanted to share the school's story with our podcast listeners. Join her and Head of School Jen McMillan to hear more about the current education climate in Detroit, what’s working well at Detroit Prep, and key lessons learned in leading a school.

How Writing and the Arts can Contribute to Beautiful, Meaningful International Projects

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By: Cora Bresciano. According to the Asia Society, “the arts play a critical role in shaping a student's worldview in ways that are at once deeply personal and universal." Here, we look at how that relationship can lead to powerful global learning experiences.

Whittle School & Studios: Transforming Education for Global Good

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To develop the Whittle School, a world-class staff, informed by a global academic advisory board and leading-edge partners, developed a school model that incorporates 10 important innovations that set the new standard for quality education. Learn more here.

A Place-Based Micro-School in the Heart of D.C.

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Whether at the early childhood or the high school level, we see that leaders are listening to their students and developing responsive microschool models. Have a good learning idea? Try it with six kids tomorrow.

The Science of Deliberate Practice: What it Means for Education

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There is growing evidence that individuals can achieve high levels of performance through extended training. In this week's episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom chats with Gene Kerns about his new book, which analyzes the implications of this evidence for K-12 education.

Getting Ready for the Jobs of the Future

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What skills will students need for the jobs of the future? How will the automation economy impact the employment landscape? Tom and Emily dive into the future of work and how schools can best support students and help them become career ready.

Getting Smart on Reinventing Education: How a Pittsburgh Network is Remaking Learning

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Remake Learning is a loose network of 250 organizations including schools, 67 districts, universities, libraries, startups, nonprofits, and museums–all focused on engaging, relevant, and equitable learning. Learn more about their work here.

What Is Formative Assessment? Voices from the Field

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We interviewed half a dozen thought leaders and participants involved in the How I Know pilot to find out what exactly is formative assessment and what they hope to accomplish as part of the initiative. Download and press play!

Connectivity in Educational Transportation – A Call to Action for More Coordinated Research

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By: Eugene Leventhal. When it comes to how our kids get to and from school, now is the time to invest in the future and to make sure our kids will always be safer tomorrow than they were today.

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