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Lean School District: 12 Service Delivery Opportunities

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How can school district leaders get in front of declining budgets to give their schools the best chance to be successful? Here are 12 school district functional areas where there are usually opportunities to boost efficiency and effectiveness.

Getting Smart Podcast | Improving Learner Experience: Agency, Community, Challenge

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Nate McClennen of Teton Science Schools and Neva Geisler of student-led One Stone school take you on a walking tour of downtown Boise while discussing place-based education, learner experience and the power of community connections.

Teaching Core Values

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Bailey Thomson, Director of School Operations for SPARK Schools, spoke at TEDxJohannesburg about the significance of teaching core values to students. Here are SPARKS five core values and what they mean.

By 2025, Swarms of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Transport Students to Learning Sites

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Recent breakthroughs in computing and maturation of autonomous driving systems are rapidly making self-driving vehicles a reality. So how could this innovation impact education?

The Results Are In: Kindergarten Transition Programs Work

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By: Philip dela Houssaye and Fernando Madrid. Starting kindergarten off on the right foot is one of the strongest indicators of a child’s success in school. Here are four key takeaways from our district’s Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program.

David Haglund on Lessons Learned in Santa Ana

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As he transitions to a new role in a new district, David Haglund shares lessons learned during his time as deputy superintendent and chief academic officer for Santa Ana Unified School District.

Closing The Achievement Gap With The Power of Data

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The Education Equality Index (EEI) site recently released its national data analysis findings, providing insights from high achieving schools that could help close long-standing achievement gaps for students from underserved communities.

How to “Pick the Lock”: The Five Secrets to One Stone’s Success

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By: Kyle Wagner. One Stone thrives because it places students at the center. Here, I take a deeper look at the techniques they use to develop and maintain their culture.

AltSchool: Designing the Future of Learning

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For the past four years, AltSchool has been building a technology-enabled network to empower and connect families, students and teachers. Learn more about what else this innovative school is working toward.

Getting Smart Podcast | Student-Led One Stone is Transforming Boise

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One Stone is a student-led school in Boise, Idaho, that we think is one of the coolest schools in the country. Listen in as students who attend this innovative school share the benefits and lessons they've learned serving on its student-led board.

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