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Blue Sky Thinking from Academic Entrepreneurs
The concepts recently submitted by Breakthrough Models Academy teams represent some of the best blue-sky thinking in higher education right now. It’s not the stuff of dreams, either—many of these projects could really take off with the right support.
RioAchieve: Using Technology to Increase Retention & Completion at Scale
We can hypothesize that interventions such as ‘intrusive’ advising and mentoring can help students successfully complete a course or program, especially in an online environment. But as student-to-advisor ratios grow, how can this high touch model be sustainable?
Investing in the Explosion of Options in Education & Learning
A legacy mindset in education is that there needs to be only one or at most a few limited options. It’s a monoculture, and it’s one that needs to end and is ending.
Evidence of Personalized Learning Practices in NGLC Schools
There’s so much more within RAND’s Early Progress: Interim Research on Personalized Learning than students’ MAP scores.
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.”
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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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