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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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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.

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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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.


Balancing Act: Preserving Children’s Rights in the Digital Age

As policymakers increasingly wade into regulating children’s access to and use of online technologies, the time has come for a national conversation about youth rights in the digital age. Requiring thoughtful content filters and age-appropriate design that encourages digital citizenship will be far more effective in the long run than sweeping restrictions.

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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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