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Emily Liebtag

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Emily is Director of Advocacy at Getting Smart. She believes every young person deserves a world-class education and partners with educators and education-focused organizations to try and help make that a reality. Emily usually is researching and reading about project-based learning, global education, teacher preparation and place-based education. Connect with Emily at @EmilyLiebtag.

What 100 School Visits Taught Us This Year

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We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons.

Project-Based Schools Close Silicon Valley Gaps

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Tom and Emily recently visited several schools in Silicon Valley. Dive in to see how high challenge communities are responding with personalized and project-based learning.

Santa Ana USD Provides Next-Gen CTE Pathways

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Santa Ana Unified School District has been rethinking teaching and learning to better serve their families and students. Tom and Emily share how SAUSD is creating Next-Gen pathways and improving education in their community.

HQPBL Case Study: Katherine Smith School

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At Katherine Smith School, high quality project-based learning experiences are the norm. Learn more about their successes in our latest HQPBL case study.

Da Vinci Schools Expand Opportunities in Los Angeles

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Through a commitment to innovation and deeper learning, Da Vinci Schools are working to ensure students are prepared for post-secondary experiences. Tom and Emily share how Da Vinci Schools are expanding opportunities for students throughout Los Angeles.

Growing Network Supports Thriving San Diego Students

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How can we help students learn how to learn? Through projects and personalized learning. Discover how Thrive Public Schools makes this possible for each and every student that enters their doors.

Odyssey STEM: First to Combine Big Picture Learning and altSchool

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What does it mean to be deeply connected to your mission but also responsive to new student needs and goals? Take a look at how Odyssey STEM Academy worked to design their school and learning environments.