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The Research Base for Formative Assessment

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Many believe that formative assessment is an important part of the learning process but how does it work? Mary Ryerse and Susan Brookhart break down the research.

4 Tips to Building a Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

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By: Jose Loera. A community outreach and engagement manager shares his district’s best practices for keeping families connected to their children’s education.

What’s Up With All the Design-Focused Schools?

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Is the focus on design in schools a fad, a trend or something else? In this episode of the podcast, Tom and Emily explore the rise in popularity of design-focused schools.

Design Focused High School Builds Tech Talent in Indianapolis

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Purdue Polytechnic High School is using design-challenges to give students real-world experiences as they earn their high school diploma. In partnership with Purdue University, PPHS is setting the stage for a new era of learning.

Because Being a “Good School” Isn’t Good Enough

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By: Andrew Rubin. We instinctively tend to think that schools with big problems require major turnarounds, and that schools that operate smoothly and successfully - the typical “good school” -  only need minor course corrections each year. The first part may be true. The second part isn’t.

Community Defined Projects at Health Leadership High

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A visit to project-based Health Leadership HS, a talent pipeline and advocacy organization for a healthier community in Albuquerque, NM.

Active Learning and Student Leadership in Tulsa Schools

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A virtual tour explores how Jenks East Intermediate school in Tulsa has created a strong school culture while supporting over 1,000 students in exploring design challenges and building leadership skills.

Evidence That Makes it Evident: Improving Assessment by Emulating the Trades

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By: Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski. The expanded vision of the graduate has widened the gap between the competencies educators want for all graduates, and the evidence of competence educators are actually collecting. Here's one way we can begin to change that.

What School Could Be: Ted Dintersmith on Powerful Learning

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After his success with the film "Most Likely to Succeed," venture investor and executive producer Ted Dintersmith launched a 50 state tour to promote readiness for the innovation economy. His new book, What School Could Be, outlines what he learned.

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.

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