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Every month, we publish a number of "Smart Lists," which we view as a chance to highlight resources, schools, and organizations doing good work in specific areas of education.

Smart Lists

Home Series Smart Lists
Every month, we publish a number of "Smart Lists," which we view as a chance to highlight resources, schools, and organizations doing good work in specific areas of education.

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26 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences for 2019

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Check out our 2019 list of 26 education conferences we think will be valuable opportunities for educators, district leaders, startups and policy-makers to learn and engage with each other.

60+ Education Gifts to Add to Your List

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Still finishing up your holiday shopping? Well, we’re here to help! This year, give the gift of knowledge with toys and gadgets that support learning and are sure to excite youth all year long.  

15 School Districts Worth Visiting

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Leading a public school district is difficult and complicated work. But done well, there is no other job that can change how a community thinks about itself, its children and its future. Here, we look at 15 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities.

70 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

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We believe school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools that can give educators a better sense of what’s possible.

50 Resources for Makers and Creative Classrooms

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If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new inexpensive (or better yet, free) resources that can introduce more students to STEM and maker education. Here, we share 50 good resources for anyone looking to dive in.

105 Podcasts You Should Check Out

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At the start of a new school year, we think podcasts are a great way to continue learning and stay engaged. So grab your headphones or sync the bluetooth, and get ready to listen and learn--here is our list of favorite podcasts you should check out to support your learning.

101 Top School and Charter Networks

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School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. This list recognizes 101 great school networks that have achieved scaled impact to improve education for millions of children.

33 Quality Learning Platforms

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Platforms can help educators accomplish a variety of challenging tasks, such as powering personal learning plans, managing assignments, supporting the development of standards-aligned projects, and more. Today we’re recognizing 33 platforms with widespread use and/or distinctive features.

Middle and High Schools to Visit: 2018 Additions

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School visits are the best way to stretch our conception of powerful learning--to learn from the best innovations in learning around the country and around the world. This year, we’re excited to add 16 schools to our running list of Middle and High Schools Worth Visiting. 

Smart List: 50+ Advocacy Organizations Making a Difference

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Now more than ever it is our responsibility to be spreading the word about what makes high-quality learning experiences that can prepare students for a future of uncertainty and change. Here are 50+ organizations leading the charge.