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Factory-Model Change Won’t End the Era of Factory-Model Schools

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By: Andy Calkins. The only change processes we've ever used in public education to significantly alter practice and the student experience reflect industrial-age thinking and methodologies. This will no longer suffice.

Mapping Learner Experience

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As students navigate their learning journey, we must deliver explicit, student-owned opportunities to set and map their course. Here's one strategy that think can be truly effective.

Great EdTech Success Story Turns Into The Biggest Philanthropic Story of the Year

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Curriculum Associates' original gift to Iowa State University has been turned into a new endowment that will more than triple scholarship dollars available to award by the college and help accelerate innovations in teaching and research.

School Consortium Proposes a Better Transcript

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For well over a century we've recorded the high school experience as a series of courses and grades, showing activity but not necessarily growth and accomplishment. Here is how the Mastery Transcript Consortium is working to change this approach for the better.

PeopleAdmin Partners with Tableau to Support Better Teacher Hiring

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PeopleAdmin today announced a partnership with Tableau to allow K-12 educators and administrators to apply analytics to attract, identify, hire, develop, and manage highly qualified teachers and staff.

An Assessment for Change: “Is It Best for Kids?”

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Even having a clear goal--the improvement of education for all students--does not mean that change will always be easy. Here are six lessons I have learned through difficult, messy and at times painful opportunities to deliver change.

Impact Report: Building Capacity for Personalized Learning and More

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Education Elements recently released its third annual Impact Report, "Building Capacity for Personalized Learning and More," examining the impact of personalized learning on districts across the country. Here are highlights of what they found.

8 “Read A Book Day” Recommendations

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Today is National Read A Book Day, so to celebrate we’ve rounded up book recommendations from our team and a few friends to help you find something new to dive into and continue being a lifelong learner.

Thank You For Coming Back

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At the start of this school year, we want to give thanks to teachers, school administrators and everyone that supports them. Thanks for coming back for another school year.

Three Things To Look For in 21st-Century Classrooms

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When I was a teacher my classroom looked different and, if you don’t know what to look for, appeared completely unorganized. So here are three things I’d recommend observers look for to identify 21st-century learning is happening in a seemingly chaotic classroom.

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