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Six Strategies to Help Academic Language Learners (ALL) Succeed in Early Math

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By: Jessica Bobo. A language-rich approach allows students to understand math concepts much more deeply—and applying these six strategies can ensure that all students learn in the early math classroom, regardless of their initial understanding of English.

Why True Equity in Learning Depends on Proactive, not Reactive, Design

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By: Julia Freeland Fisher and Ace Parsi. Innovation is a process, and how we approach that process will inevitably influence our outcomes. If innovation efforts are not anchored in equity and inclusion at the forefront of their work, personalized models will replicate the results of the traditional system.

ASU Online: Extending Access to HigherEd

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ASU Online is a program of EdPlus, a university R&D division committed to extending access and improve the quality of education. Tom shares what ASU Online is doing to make that happen.

A Turning Point. South Carolina Rural Schools Find Success.

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Colleton County High and Scott’s Branch have been working to change the I-95 corridor region into a “Corridor of Innovation” instead of a “Corridor of Shame.” These two schools are improving education in their economically depressed communities by implementing new school models that bolster teacher and student capacity and create real-world learning experiences for students.

What Policies and Practices Can Make Learning Personal for All?

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Variabilities among learners in terms of pace, background knowledge, ability to focus, socio-economic status and more range widely across our contemporary cohort of American students. In this new report, we look at how we can meet all learners where they are at.

Teachers and Technology Personalize the ESL Classroom

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Technology can be used to improve schooling outcomes and to promote school engagement for families of English Language Learners (ELLs). How? Learn more here.

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.

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