Future of Learning

Designing Schools for Shared Use: A Pandemic Silver Lining

By: Randy Fielding, Cierra Mantz, and Nathan Strenge. Now is the time to renew efforts to create and maintain shared use facilities. Here are the challenges, successes, and benefits encountered by a charter school, a large school district, and a private school that have established and maintained the shared use of their facilities.

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Future of Learning

How School Networks Work And Why That’s Important

School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. Here are several network types, examples of each and the reason networks matter more now than ever.

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Difference Making

Alive With Possibility: 20 Tips for Creating Responsive Schools

Responsive schools create a culture of possibility for youth by giving voice to their interests today and exposing them to opportunities for tomorrow. They enable success in what’s next—in work, learning, and community service.

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Future of Learning

School Sustainability Is About More Than Just Keeping the Doors Open

Have you developed innovative practices and offerings that are improving learning for your students? There is a wide range of factors that you should consider to ensure that these innovations are sustained in the long-term.

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Ed Policy

System Connectors and Shapers in Education Transformations

By: Rosie Clayton. With questions around the design and function of intermediaries and system catalysts in U.S. educational change, I met up with five organizations which play both distinctive and overlapping roles within the system to learn more.

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Leadership

The Innovation Inequity Paradox

By Matt Hiefield and Tom Vander Ark. Innovation in education is never a bad thing but, as Matt Hiefield and Tom Vander Ark explain, getting the balance right between fostering innovation and fighting for equity may be the challenge of our time.

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Equity & Access

The Superhero Schools of Philadelphia

By: Chris Unger - These inspiring schools are doing important work for underprivileged students in Philadelphia. This is how they extend student possibilities.

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