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Internet Access in Schools: E-rate Trends and the End of Net Neutrality

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By: Tara García Mathewson. Schools likely won’t see any immediate consequences from the end of net neutrality, and most internet service providers have assured customers they don’t plan to make any changes. But the potential consequences are great.

Success in Rural, High-Poverty Public High Schools: Path to Equity?

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By: Lydia Dobyns. Despite decades of failing to provide effective and compelling education to some of South Carolina’s most under-served high poverty rural communities, a partnership that started six years ago serves as a beacon of hope.

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 2

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In this post, we hear from teachers at three global schools to learn more how they are integrating social justice into their classrooms.

Afterschool Programs a Solution to Technology Access and Learning for Young People

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By: Gina Warner. With the support of a $500,000 grant from Google, the NAA will be able to help both students and educators access necessary tools to maximize technology-based learning after school. Learn more here.

How Schools Around the World are Tackling Social Justice – Part 1

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Are there social justice issues going on within your community, and how do you address them within the context of your school? In our new #SmartPlanet series, we're seeking and sharing the voices of schools and educators striving for equity and social justice.

So Done with 2017? Take Heart: Positive Policies, Practices, and Programs Persist

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By: Betsy Brand. These three examples are but a tiny proportion of the many programs that serve traditionally underserved youth across our states and communities. I draw hope from the policymakers and practitioners that support and sustain them.

Three Key Factors Perpetuating the Socioeconomic Achievement Gap

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Our current models of early learning, family engagement and testing in some ways work against our efforts to enable an equal level of sustained growth for the students who need our support the most.

More Personal Means More Equitable and Just

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By: Jim Shelton. There is growing evidence that when education is truly personalized, the shift can be profound, blowing away the expected “bell curve” that dictates a handful of failure, a bit of excellence, and a bunch of mediocrity in between.

Capitalism that Works for Everyone

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An innovation economy will produce tremendous benefit and wealth--and both will be concentrated unless we decide otherwise. To extend US leadership in the innovation economy we’ll need to update our form of capitalism.

Global STEM Alliance Engages Youth and Mentors In Grand Challenges

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There's a global STEM learning opportunity gap. Here's what the New York Academy of Sciences is doing to try and close it.

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