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New Pathways

The #NewPathways campaign is a road map for American schools, where every learner, regardless of zip code, is on a pathway to productive citizenship, high wage employment and economic mobility, and a purpose-driven life.

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AI in Education

This new publication is a comprehensive exploration of the potential benefits and challenges of AI integration in the education system. The publication starts with a brief history of AI and its impact on different sectors, including education. It then delves into the potential benefits of AI in education, including personalized learning, improved outcomes, and reduced administrative burden for educators. We also acknowledge the potential challenges and concerns surrounding AI integration in education, including data privacy, bias, and equity.

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Equity & Access

Town Hall Recap: Educating All Learners

On this Getting Smart Town Hall, we were joined by Erin Mote from Educating All Learners Alliance and Karla Phillips-Krivickas from Think Inclusion to discuss some of the core challenges facing learners with disabilities

SEL & Mindset

Echoes of Fear: Consistent Exposure Keeps Anxiety at Bay

Today, I’ve asked Seth J. Gillihan to share his Tip of the Week. Earlier this year, I was so excited to get together with my youngest brother and his family for the first time since the pandemic—and to meet my new nephew. So when we settled into the living room…

Our Services & Solutions

We collaborate with and advocate for impact-oriented partners who are committed to accelerating the future of teaching, leading and learning. Working with our vast network of resources and partners, we design informed, strategic solutions that last. Whether your organization needs support with learning design and coaching, strategy, professional learning, media, communication and marketing, or are looking to build your next campaign we’re here to help!

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Subscribe to Our Podcast

This podcast highlights developing trends in K-12 education, postsecondary and lifelong learning. Each week, Getting Smart team members interview students, leading authors, experts and practitioners in research, tech, entrepreneurship and leadership to bring listeners innovative and actionable strategies in education leadership.

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Difference Making at the Heart of Learning

Our challenges and opportunities are shared and it’s never been easier, or more important to make a difference. From hundreds of school visits and thousands of conversations with students, parents, preachers, policy-makers and the like — difference making has emerged as the most important way for us to transform learning experiences for young people and build a better future for all. Check out our series, as well as the book by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag!

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Equity & Access

Young Men United: Opportunity Awaits

Young Men United (YMU) is an evidence-based initiative that provides wrap-around services to college-ready high school students beginning in the tenth or eleventh year to develop barrier-free pathways for young Black men to achieve their academic and career goals.

Equity & Access

Mobilizing the Higher Education Community to Support P-12 Pandemic Recovery

In May 2023, the U.S. Department of Education issued a call to action encouraging higher education institutions to engage more college students in evidence-based, high-impact P-12 support roles through Federal Work-Study jobs and other pathways to community service. Colleges and universities can answer the call to action, and receive support and recognition for their efforts, by joining the National Partnership for Student Success’s Higher Education Coalition.

New Pathways

ConnectED Community Partnerships Create Pathways

Designing a district-wide pathways system ensures that the majority of students get to participate in a pathways program, creating more options and opportunity to establish equity for all learners. NKC Schools, with the support of ConnectED, are making certain this is the case for all students in their district.

Equity & Access

Carnegie Summit 2023: Improvement For All

The 10th anniversary Carnegie Summit was a place where like-minded educators came together to be enriched and inspired by each other’s experiences. The education community’s journey from the Summit is toward equity, belonging, connection, joy, and improvement.