College- and Career-Ready Standards Deeper Learning Every Student Succeeds Act 

How Business Leaders Can Help Improve the Nation’s Schools

Nationwide, there more than 6 million job openings according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Far too often, businesses say that there are not enough qualified applicants to fill their openings. Now, thanks to the nation’s main education law, there’s something that business can do to change that. By requiring states and school districts to engage a variety of stakeholders, including business, as they develop plans to educate their students, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an excellent opportunity for the business community….

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Deeper Learning Digest: Celebrating Deeper Learning Milestones

This week’s digest features a dive into what deeper learning looks like, a big anniversary and milestone for EL Education schools, information on the future of work, and how schools can learn from each other when implementing competency-based education. WATCH: What is Deeper Learning? Students in deeper learning classrooms graduate from high school as confident, life-long learners, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindset they need to succeed and lead productive, fulfilling lives. But what, exactly, does deeper learning look like? Dive into deeper learning in this short video. Have…

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Want to Implement Personalized Learning? Permission Granted!

Can two conferences held thirty-five miles apart indicate that a personalized learning movement is growing, especially if they take place in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley? And is there a common message when talking to wide-ranging audiences of teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, cutting-edge educators, and district leaders who must confront constant challenges of running a district while envisioning the future of learning? Last week I started with the Fusion conference organized by EdSurge and Digital Promise in Burlingame and finished on Friday with a workshop on the future of personalized…

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Deeper Learning Digest: Putting Students at the Center Makes a Difference

This week’s digest features stories on how putting students at the center transforms the learning experience. Whether it’s through capstone projects on topics selected by students, or giving students real-world work experience that is related to their interests, giving students the reins can make a difference. Students Explore Passions Through Capstone Projects When students pursue projects related to their interests, it can transform their learning experience. Such is the case for several seniors from Oakland Unified School District who say they will continue to  reap the benefits of their yearlong…

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