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Best of the Blog: November 2014
Gratitude. We all may feel it, but many of us don't express it often enough. At NGLC, gratitude reverberates from grantees, partners, colleagues, and educators across the globe. It’s truly rewarding for us to help facilitate positive change in what is perhaps the world’s most important institution...
Technology & Change: Perspectives on the Role of Faculty
The way we are looking at the role of faculty isn’t helpful to moving forward. We all want the same thing—student and institutional success—so what’s the problem?
The Importance of Social Emotional Learning in K-12 Education
Why is it that we feel so strongly that blended learning must be paired with Social Emotional Learning?
Online Learning and Equality: Rio Salado College Hosts Bill Gates
For students whose options are limited both financially and logistically, institutions like Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona are within reach.
Putting the "Breakthrough" in Breakthrough Model Schools
Today, NGLC announces eight new recipients of $450,000 breakthrough school model launch grants and 30 recipients of $100,000 planning grants. There's a lot to observe about these varied and enormously promising school designs, but at some level, this is the most important: Each of the 38...
19 Promising (and Common Core-aligned) Tools and Resources for Middle School Classrooms
The digital tools developed by NGLC grantees include collections of vetted digital curriculum, virtual games, professional development for teachers, and complete learning module packages for grades 6-9.
NGLC releases profiles of latest grantees
These one-page snapshots provide a quick overview of each grantee and their plans for breakthrough change.
The Potential of Games and Simulations in Higher Education
Digital games have potential as a higher education learning environment. NGLC Wave I project simSchool seeks to realize that potential by providing a “flight simulator for teachers.”
2014 Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools
CityBridge Foundation, Washington, D.C.
LEAP Innovations, Chicago, Ill.
New England Secondary School Consortium
New Schools for New Orleans
Rogers Family Foundation, Oakland, Calif.
The Colorado Coalition
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