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Perfect Storm: Toughest Year Ever Ahead for Schools

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As perplexing as this spring has been, the next school year could be the toughest ever. It looks complicated and challenging. it will be critical for school districts to be agile in their response to the crisis.

What Will it Take To Achieve Equity in Education?

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By: Jessica Reid Sliwerski. Open educational resources make curricula freely accessible to all. Companies like Open Up Resources provides a holistic solution, incubating and distributing top-rated OER while offering professional learning opportunities and implementation support.

Students and Phones: Symbolizing The Battle Between Tradition and Transformation

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Banning cell phones only model compliance vs. real-world need to have social, cultural and professional environments. We need to teach, model and work towards creative solutions vs. making it a simple disciplinary concept.

How States Can Jumpstart the Future of Learning

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State policymakers can prepare students for the future by ensuring all kids have educational opportunities and skills needed for the future of work.

Using Design Thinking with Districts to Improve Formative Assessment Practice

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By: Kate Sullivan Frades & Brinnie Ramsey. Improving formative assessment practices through design thinking can prove to be a productive challenge in school districts with well-established policies.

Kansas City High Schools Add Real-World Learning

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The largest effort to make high school more valuable—to young people and their communities—is underway in the six-county, two-state Kansas City metro area.

Build Support, Innovate, Repeat: Agile Public Education in Colorado

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By: Tom Vander Ark. With thoughtful sustained leadership, big school districts can earn community trust, establish and maintain rigorous academic standards, and become agile—even innovative. This is one district's story.

Podcast: Michael Hinojosa on Making Dallas Schools Work

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This week the Getting Smart staff spoke with Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent of schools in Dallas Texas and we spotted 10 ways that Dallas ISD is innovating.

Business Leadership for Education Scores Texas-Size Win For Kids

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Children getting a good early start, educated by well-prepared and diverse teachers with young people ultimately enrolling in and finishing college—those are all goals sought by the Commit Partnership (@Commit2Dallas), which…

ISTE19: More Teaching & Learning, More AI and More Equity

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By: Rachelle Dene Poth and Tom Vander Ark. Rachelle and Tom recap ISTE19, the 40-year-old and largest edtech conference in the country that took place June 23-26.

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