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SEL Interventions Under ESSA, According to RAND Corporation

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Social-emotional skills will be in high demand in the coming decades. In this post, we summarize a valuable new report from RAND Corporation on SEL interventions whose outcomes meet evidence requirements put forth under ESSA.

A Place for the Humanities in the Digital Age

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The rift between technical and humanistic fields today is closing, and K-12 teachers and students will find online a host of digital humanities resources in three primary areas: human geography, historical archives, and text analysis.

An All-Girls School Takes Computer Science to the Next Level with Global Collaboration

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When my Principal, who is always sharing new opportunities with us, sent us an email about Level Up Village (LUV), it was just the sign we needed to make Global Collaboration a reality for our students.

Why Well-Being Matters in the Classroom, and How to Encourage It

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A robust educational environment cannot exist without a foundation based on student well-being, but the lifelong happiness of our children is reason enough to make well-being a foundational part of every school’s curriculum. Learn more here.

Providing Contextualized Learning Through Mentorship

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Too often school initiatives, whether they promote technology or grammar or social-emotional wellness, are offered up in a void. They have no real context in which to unfold. Mentorship offers an alternative.

Restorative Practices Just Might Be the Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep

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Research demonstrates that restorative practices can assist students with changing their behavior both in school and beyond. Learn more here.

The Getting Smart Team Gives Thanks

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This Thanksgiving, we would like to take a momentary break from our regularly scheduled programming to express our gratitude.

The 5 Core Components of K-12 Entrepreneurship Education

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Today's students need their curriculum and instruction - or rather their learning experiences and performance opportunities - to allow for ideation, virtual global collaboration, design thinking, transdisciplinary practices, adaptive thinking, and cross-cultural competencies.

SEL: Are You Ready to Lead?

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Where you are at in the continuum of implementation is less important than recognizing the value of developing a sense of urgency around the opportunity to better serve students through intentional SEL.

Ready and Working: Pathway Programs Are Changing What It Means to Be Career Ready

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Career Pathways initiatives are gaining momentum in districts and among community coalitions in part because they blur the line between older, traditional “career or college” education tracks. Learn more about what these initiatives look like here.

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