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Tyler Nakatsu is a communication manager at Jobs for the Future. Follow Tyler on Twitter: @post_west

Summer Brain Drain Prevention: Opportunities for Students, Teachers and Parents

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Summer brain drain shouldn’t be viewed as an opportunity lost. Instead, summer break should be seen as an opportunity for parents, community and business leaders to create unique learning experiences for students.

Online Learning: The Lifeblood of GenDIY

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By: Beth Werrell. Access to advanced digital tools is a vital imperative for GenDIY. When it comes to studying STEM, online tools, communities, and resources are essential for students as they take control of their learning.

Alma: A Holistic Student Engagement Platform

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One part student information system (SIS), and another learning management system (LMS), Alma’s main goal is to reclaim administrative and instructional time for schools and districts balancing multiple systems.

Connections Education & Nexus Academy: Changing the Vision

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By: Lindsay Penny. Blended schools like Nexus Academy of Lansing are flowering because they mirror the imperatives of GenDIY: School choice, course-level choice, personalized learning plans and coaching models and access to advanced digital tools.

Getting Smart Podcast | Jeff Petty, Puget Sound Consortium for School Innovation

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For episode two of the Getting Smart Podcast, Bonnie talks Deeper Learning and education leadership prep with Jeff Petty, Founder & Director of the Puget Sound Consortium for School Innovation, a Big Picture Learning initiative.

AdvancePath Academics: Positive Environments + Flexible, Blended Learning

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Programs like those developed by AdvancePath Academics see the potential in students making challenging life choices and are recognizing that with the proper supports, success in secondary education isn’t an exception, it’s the norm.

The Syllabus We All Should Have Gotten

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By: Angela Skinner Orr. What we should have heard on the first day of school: If you don’t want to do it, don’t. Hack your education. You will fail. Use your iPhone in class. Grade yourself. You will fail. Document, document, document. You decide what you learn. Start now.

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