Smart Lists

We view “Smart Lists” as a chance to highlight resources, schools, and organizations doing good work in specific areas of education. Smart Lists are some of our most viewed posts. Interested in sponsoring a Smart List? Email Jessica to learn more about what we offer.

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Smart List | 75+ Great Blogs and Email Blasts

Blogs and email newsletters are a great way to keep up to date on the latest ideas, trends and technologies in education, and they can be a breath of fresh air on days that seem to be grinding away particularly slowly. Here are 76 of our favorites.

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Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

Here at Getting Smart, we think 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 worth visiting.

Network Effect

75 Top School and Charter Networks

School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. They have boosted achievement and graduation rates and expanded quality options in the communities that need them most. Today, we're recognizing the work of 75 great school networks.

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Smart List: 30 School Districts Worth Visiting

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 30 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities.