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Improving Connectivity to Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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By: LaShona Dickerson. Lafayette Parish School System is the sixth largest district in Louisiana, and our outdated network made it impossible to provide connectivity for so many. Here is how we addressed our challenge and the lessons we learned along the way.

Smart Review | Tested: An Education Documentary

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This documentary follows New York City middle school students as they prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), hoping to be one of the very small group of students admitted to three prestigious specialized NYC high schools.

3 Ways to Connect to Students with Emotional Challenges

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By: Jamie Reese. The students I work with at Mountain View Elementary range from kindergarten to third grade, and come to me with emotional challenges ranging from mood disorders to PTSD. Here, I discuss how I help them feel comfortable enough to learn.

10 Strategies Promoting Digital Access and Equity

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Tremendous progress has been made in K-12 education over the last 20 years, but challenges remain in developing new personalized learning models. Here are 10 strategies that promote excellence and equity in K-12 schools in the digital learning age.

Making Technology Just and Equitable

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The new tech divide is between those who can use new tools to create value in the innovation economy and those who don’t. Here are eight things EdLeaders and policymakers can do to help make technology more just and equitable.

Building Culturally Responsive Classrooms with Digital Content

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As I travel across the country working with school leaders in districts big and small, I have found that the question of how to meet the needs of increasingly diverse groups of learners is leading to many sleepless nights. Here are some strategies to help.

Smart List: 50 Organizations Boosting College Access & Success

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College access is a pressing issue in education equity. Today, we recognize 50 organizations spreading college awareness, boosting preparation and encouraging completion—with a special focus on low-income and first-generation students.

3 Visions of Truly Inclusive Education

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By: Jennifer D. Goldman, Karyn Lewis and Dr. Genevra Walters. In this post, we look at three educators' creative solutions that are making “readiness for all” a reality in their classrooms and libraries.

Getting Smart Podcast | Google’s Jaime Casap on Inequity and Inquiry

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Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, shares more about inquiry-based learning, technology in education, bridging the digital divide and how a boy who grew up on welfare in Hell's Kitchen was able to beat the odds and succeed.

Early Learning as a Strategy for Achieving Equity

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By: Rafael Otto. Far too many children are receiving an outdated education that will leave them behind in a competitive world and reinforce achievement and opportunity gaps. A focus on early learning could change that.

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