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The State of Creativity in America’s Schools

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Despite a historical emphasis on rote learning and memorization, today’s economy and society demands students who can demonstrate creativity and critical thinking. In response, Gallup conducted a study revealing the state of creativity in America’s schools.

The Getting Smart Team Gives Thanks

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Our team would like to take a moment to break from our regularly scheduled content to express our sincere gratitude for all that we have.

How to Innovate Without Getting Fired

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For educators itching to innovate, there are five tips that will build support and mitigate risk. They may slow you down initially, but it’s a case of go slow to go fast.

Larry Rosenstock: 2019 WISE Award-Winner

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At this year’s World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar, the prestigious WISE Prize was awarded to Larry Rosenstock, founder of High Tech High (HTH).

Hands Down Voices Up: An Invitation to Practice Good

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An interactive, student-focused summit in Boise encourages young people to share stories and strategies to inspire, organize, and lead a national movement to empower positive change in the world.

It’s a New Dawn as iNACOL Becomes Aurora Institute

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The annual iNACOL symposium started off with a big announcement. iNACOL has a whole new brand and we're breaking the news here.

8 Organizations Powering Positive Change in New Orleans

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The transformation of New Orleans to a system of charter schools has been a city- and community-supported effort designed around three principles: educator run schools, parent choice, and public oversight.

10 Strategies for Schools to Improve Parent Engagement

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By: Jennifer Larson. The key to productive and positive parent engagement is a consistent and simplified flow of communication between school, home and all other stakeholders. Schools can take advantage of best practices to give parents more visibility into their child’s day-to-day.

Five Learner-Centered Opportunities in Oakland

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A look at our recent visit to Bay Area organizations that are creating meaningful learning experiences and connections for their youth.

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.

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