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Students’ Basic Needs Must Be Met Before They Can Learn Deeply

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By: Bob Lenz and John Larmer. In order to become empowered and skilled graduates, students must master "deeper learning" competencies. However, getting to that level requires other needs be met first.

Families are Fundamental: Takeaways from The National Center for Families Learning Conference

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Research shows that family engagement in learning has marked positive effects on learning measures across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. How can we get more families engaged in their children's learning? This conference provided some fresh ideas.

Low-Cost Schools Are Transforming Africa

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Bridge International Academies is a platform network that is helping prepare youth in Africa for the future through low-cost private schools.

How Music-Making Technology United a Classroom of Diverse High-School Learners

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By: Sarah Minette. Music can be a powerful unifier. When you’re working with students from incredibly unique backgrounds, music and music making can be a common ground from which they can all communicate—even beyond the classroom.

Camp C-Block Introduces Blockchain Technology to Black Girls

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Project Bitmobile aims to empower women and girls in this emerging technical field by providing real-life introductions to blockchain technology by increasing awareness of the possibilities of blockchain technology and crypto assets.

EdNavigator: Supporting Families Through Education Wayfinding

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EdNavigator, a New Orleans-based nonprofit, has developed an interesting and exciting strategy for helping socioeconomically disadvantaged families find the best educational opportunities available to them. Learn more about their approach here.

Incentivizing Great Behavior in Challenging School Settings

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By: Wayne D'Orio. Indian Springs High School transformed their school culture by focusing on building relationships and incentivizing students to make good decisions.

Boosting Career Readiness in Dallas

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When less than 10% of Dallas County 8th graders from 2006 went on to complete college, community leaders set out to find a better way. Dallas County Promise is a transformational effort to help a community move forward to solve the talent gap through equitable college completion and job training.

Grab Your Headphones: 10 Must Hear Podcasts

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This week instead of our weekly podcast episode, we wanted to bring you our team’s favorite podcasts from the “vault”. Grab your headphones, press play and listen in as we unpack all things new and innovative in education.

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.

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