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Mary Ryerse

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Mary is a Director is Interim Managing Director of School Success at XQ Institute. You can connect with Mary on Twitter @maryryerse.

NCAA Tail Wagging the Dog of Learning

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As learning opportunities for students are expanding, the NCAA is playing academic czar, deciding which courses count towards NCAA eligibility - and those that don’t.

A Conversation with Norm Gysbers About Student Guidance

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Sometimes we imagine a one time experience is enough to help. Think of medical people talking about dosage - how much do they need? Likewise, we need to “dose” students with the knowledge and skills they need for their future from early grades on through highs school.

Guiding and Personalizing College & Career Readiness

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With robust blended, distributed and scheduling processes, not only can more students walk across the graduation stage with a diploma, but also with strong academic preparation and a meaningful plan to go with it.

Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education Event a Hit

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Co-Authored by Chris Hesselbein and Mary Ryerse. Unfortunately, teachers are often so taxed by the immediate needs of their own students that they rarely have the time or resources to bring their solutions to scale.

Connecting Learning and Life: Naviance

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So, the next time a student asks, “When will I ever use Geometry in my future?”, hopefully we can help that student see how completing this course helps him or her achieve future goals.

Tips for a College Ready Culture from Principal of the Year

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NASSP’s High School Principal of the Year (2013) Trevor Greene knows what it takes to build a strong culture of success for his students and staff.

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