Posts by Jessica Slusser


Micro-Grants for Transformative Professional Development

This Fall, a free open PD library was launched called Learn Next. Now Learn Next and their partners are kicking it up a notch and have released a micro-grant opportunity built especially for districts and organizations who are ready to reimagine and reinvigorate professional development.

Future of Work

The Future of Work: Building Entrepreneurship Skills in K-12

In order for students to leave high school and enter college or careers prepared to succeed, they need to possess a set of entrepreneurial skills and be able to articulate their work and what they’re capable of. Skills like design thinking, project management, and simply learning how to work with and for a variety of people are becoming increasingly important.

Equity & Access

A Turning Point. South Carolina Rural Schools Find Success.

Colleton County High and Scott’s Branch have been working to change the I-95 corridor region into a “Corridor of Innovation” instead of a “Corridor of Shame.” These two schools are improving education in their economically depressed communities by implementing new school models that bolster teacher and student capacity and create real-world learning experiences for students.

Early Learning

20 Ways to Celebrate National Family Literacy Day

Did you know the single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents? Did you know that parental involvement in their child’s reading has been found to be the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy?