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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.

Learning from Leadership at Detroit Prep Academy

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Emily recently traveled to Detroit Prep Academy and wanted to share the school's story with our podcast listeners. Join her and Head of School Jen McMillan to hear more about the current education climate in Detroit, what’s working well at Detroit Prep, and key lessons learned in leading a school.

A Unique Moment in Education Changemaking

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Today’s education changemakers are pursuing a wide array of reforms and innovations. This abundant landscape holds much promise, yet excellent approaches continue to have difficulty spreading as quickly or as far as we might hope. Here, we look at how that could change.

Shadow a Student: Reinventing the School Experience

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The Shadow a Student Challenge is a journey that starts with seeing school through a student's eyes in order to identify opportunities to improve the school experience. It's not too late to sign up for the 2018 challenge--learn more here!

Learning Engineering: Merging Science and Data to Design Powerful Learning Experiences

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By: Shelly Blake-Plock. A Learning Engineer is someone who draws from evidence-based information about human development — including learning — and seeks to apply these results at scale to create affordable, reliable, data-rich learning environments. Learn more here.

Why You Need More Than “One Good Study” To Evaluate EdTech

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By: Andrew Coulson. Patterns and repeatability from multiple field studies are more valid than single gold standard experiments when it comes to gauging what to expect from program impact. Why? Find out here.

School Choice Week Kick Off 2018

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National School Choice Week isn’t just about organizations and groups. It’s about you! And any school-choice-themed activity can be an event.

League of Innovative Schools: A Network Creating the Future of Learning

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Ninety-three of the most forward-leaning school districts in the country make up the League of Innovative Schools, the flagship network of district superintendents at Digital Promise. Learn more about their work and outcomes here.

Stay the Course: A Superintendent’s Journey

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Four years ago the El Paso Independent School District set nine goals. Since then, trustees and district leaders have revisited those goals every month, looking for better ways to support their students, teachers and goals. Their commitment is paying off.

Re-Up on Your Goals, Get SMART(er²)

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While it is convenient with the start of a new calendar year, there is never a wrong time to set goals. Just be sure to respect the process and allot the appropriate amount of time to do it right. Here are some useful strategies that we like.

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