EdTech 10: Super Schools

The world is a-buzz with the news of the 10 XQ Super Schools. $100M to #RethinkHighSchool?! That’s is SUPER! And on target.
Our own Mary Ryerse was honored to be one of the judges. She explains, “With deep respect for the Super Schools, it is important to note that XQ — by design — is not only about the challenge: it is about a movement to improve education to better serve students. There have and will be ways for all to engage and learn together.”.

Check out Mary’s thoughts on the XQ winners, then head to this week’s top ten news stories that offer some more super news about teaching and learning

Cool Schools & Tools

1. NTN Outcomes Report

Please help us share the Twitter love on this report–here’s a sample tweet for you to copy:
2016 Outcomes Report shows #Ss from @newtechnetwork graduate HS at a rate of 9 percentage points greater than national average http://newtechnetwork.org/impact/#annualoutcomesreport

Digital Developments

2. EdTech Evolution

3. EdTech Futures Report

Looking to choose new EdTech for your school or district? Here are five questions to ask potential edtech partners.

Dollars & Deals

4. $8.5 M to Guild Education

btw, Rachel is a super talented founder with edu in her genes. Her grandfather is Roy Romer, former CO governor and LA superintendent and her dad Chris is a long time edu leader in Denver and founder of American Honors (a 2+2 program).

Power of Place

5. Into the Woods

Have a Place-Based Education story about learning in the community? We want to hear from you! Click here to learn more about submitting a guest blog to our #PlaceBasedEd campaign.

Smart Planet

6. UN on Equity and Education Outcomes

We think the UN’s #GlobalGoals should frame projects for every secondary and postsecondary learner. Add big data (Cause + Code) and you’ve got a powerful formula for impact.

Higher, Deeper, Further Learning

7. MITx MicroMasters

Check out ways 15 HigherEd personas help reshape learner experience.

Policy Pieces

8. #ESSA Update

Are your district finances ready for ESSA? Check out these three requirements districts will need to show before additional federal dollars can supplement state and local funds.
After many months of planning Aspen Institute and CASEL launched a National Commission for Social, Emotion al, and Academic Development. They’ll spend the next two years trying to build some momentum around common definitions and measurements for SEL.

Smart Parents

9. BIE Parent Booklet

10. Digital Citizenship and Parenting

Get your copy of Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning (and give one to all your friends with kids).
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Getting Smart Staff

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