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Lisa Duty is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator and an advisor to the global education sector. Follow Lisa on Twitter, twitter @LisaDuty1.

Four Strategies in Four Years that Will Transform a Community Forever

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Annually, for more than 45 years, the city of Reynoldsburg, Ohio has celebrated the Tomato Festival-- a nod to its heritage as the birthplace of the commercial tomato. This middle-America town also boasts one other claim to fame: A so-called "traditional" LEA, namely Reynoldsburg City Schools (RCS), which is poised to be a breakout star among serious implementers of thoroughly re-engineered conceptions of learning and schooling.

Shaping Communities as the World’s Classrooms

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Never before has the opportunity been greater to use existing resources differently to benefit student learning. Shrinking school budgets and rising expectations are challenging schools and communities across the country to think and act differently and use their resources more efficiently and effectively to ensure all students reach higher standards.

Digital Learning: The Future of Schooling?

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Local, state and national experts are gathering this week in Columbus, Ohio to examine digital learning at a national summit entitled, Digital Learning: The Future of Schooling? The event is co-hosted by KnowledgeWorks, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and the Nord Family Foundation.

Competency-based Approach Can Support Personalized Learning in Ohio

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Nearly 40 percent of college freshmen in Ohio need to take remedial courses because they are unprepared for college-level work. The total bill for remedial classes in 2009 came to $130 million, rising to $147 million in 2010. Remediation is most costly to students who take longer to complete their degrees and are more likely to drop out.

Ohio Should Remove Digital Learning Barriers for Innovation

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Ohio should remove barriers to digital learning, encourage innovation, promote equity and create accountability for a new era of learning.

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