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How Competency-Based Education Can Lead to A More Equitable Classroom

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There are no shortcuts to creating an equitable environment, but there are steps we can take to get there, and applying personalized, competency-based education tenants with an equity lens is one of them.

Chan Zuckerberg Backs Personalized Learning R&D Agenda

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This month Tom traveled to the Fusion conference where he sat down with Bror Saxberg and Jim Shelton of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to hear more about their personalized learning and R&D agenda.

LRNG & John Legend Are Spreading Access to Quality Education

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This month, LRNG Innovators and John Legend are rolling out a series of videos on teacher-led programs that creatively spark passion and excitement for learning in their students. Learn more here.

Closing the Digital Divide to Ensure the Future of Learning

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There are three critical challenges facing efforts to move towards equitable access to EdTech for all students. Here's how we can face them.

Inclusion Drives Innovation, and Inspires Microsoft’s Newest Updates

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By: Madison Edmiston. Microsoft is committed to “empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.” Implicit in that statement is a commitment to those with learning disabilities. Learn more about their work in that area here.

Getting Smart Podcast | Accessible, Affordable, Achievable HigherEd for Working Adults

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Southern New Hampshire University has become one of the most important innovators in higher ed. In this episode, Tom interviews Paul LeBlanc, president of SNHU to learn how it’s become one of America’s leading non profit online universities, as well as hear more about the student experience and what LeBlanc’s learned about building a culture of innovation.

UDL: A Guiding Framework for a Personalized Learning Equity and Inclusion Agenda

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By: Ace Parsi and David Gordon. Nurturing a kind society inclusive of those with disabilities isn’t just a benefit for the individuals with disabilities--it’s a benefit for all of us, with or without. Here's one step forward we can take with personalized learning.

Smart Review | Rethinking Readiness: Deeper Learning for College, Work, and Life

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If you’re looking to expand the horizons of your approach to post-secondary readiness with a research-based 30,000 feet approach to the “why” and “how,” Rethinking Readiness can serve as a fount of ideas.

Smart Review | Bridging the Language Barrier with TalkingPoints

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As a parent, I can’t even begin to describe how important I think home to school/school to home communication is for my sanity and my child’s success. Unfortunately, for parents with limited English knowledge, this can be a real challenge. This app can help.

The Intersection of Tech and Design for Impactful Education

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By: Rebecca Chang. Considering the exponential rate at which tech is growing, it is critical that we design the spaces where we educate the engineers and programmers of the future for inclusion. Here's one program that did just that.

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