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How Community Service Turns Today’s Students into Tomorrow’s High-Achievers

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By: Dr. David R. Schuler. A superintendent shares his district’s innovative approach to preparing students for the jobs of the future.

Why Making Time for Reflection Matters: 5 Ideas to Try

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The art of reflection lets us evaluate our actions for more impactful teaching and learning. These five ideas can help make reflection part of your routine.

Work Experiences Are as Important to Career Prep as School

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Work experiences can be as important as formal education (high school and college in particular) in terms of shaping career preferences and readiness.

20 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers

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Getting Smart is grateful for educators around the world that promote student-centered learning experiences. We’ve compiled 20 teacher behaviors that are making a positive impact in the lives of students and saying thanks.

5 Ideas for Building Communication Skills for the Future

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Exploring different ways of communication can help students develop the solid communication skills needed for the future of work.

Swap Algebra 2 for Data Science, Get a 1-Point Bump in GDP

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Current math instruction discourages some students from attending and completing a degree and gaining meaningful employment.

Should Skills Training Replace Higher Education?

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Here are four new rules for today's high school students who are considering their next move to college or career.

The Persistence of Misconceptions

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David Ross, formerly the Senior Director for the Buck Institute for Education and CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, continues a monthly series chronicling his decision to go from classroom to boardroom and back again.  In this edition, he focuses on the rugged persistence of misconceptions.

Approaching Career Readiness in Alternative Education

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Emily Liebtag and Lauren Barry visit Boston Day and Evening Academy to learn how they are paving new roads to college & career readiness.

Teaching in the Time of Fire

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David Ross examines how Northern California wildfires have impacted teaching and learning and shares strategies for how to lessen the trauma of power outages, evacuations, and pervasive fear.

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