• A Shout Out for Learning Technology’s Role in Middle School Student Achievement

    Author: Judith A. Pirani This marks the final post in my blog series about NGLC’s Building Blocks for College Readiness program, with takeaways to advance 7-9th graders’ math and literacy skills. NGLC recognized that middle school students’ proficiency in these areas has far-...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: STEM

    Today I’m kicking off a new blog series. About twice a month I’ll share a “roundup of tools and resources” focused on a particular topic in K-12 education. They might be articles and publications, or organizations that offer resources and services, or simply information...

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  • Can Technology Boost Middle School Math & Literacy Standards?

    Author: Judith A. Pirani My recent blog series explored how to promote college or university students’ success with NGLC ‘s Building Blocks for College Completion technology-enabled solutions. This blog is the start of a new series with a similar slant, but this time I focus on...

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  • Blended Learning on the Ground: Advice from College Educators

    By: Jennifer Spohrer By now I suspect most college faculty have heard of “blended learning, “hybrid learning,” and “flipped” classes. Some of us have experimented with these approaches ourselves; many more have learned of them indirectly from colleagues, the media,...

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  • What if Students Made a School?

    By: Tom Carroll Note: this post first appeared on the BlendMyLearning blog What would happen if we trusted students to design their schools? Student voice and choice are core principles of a personalized learning movement that is empowering today’s youth to take responsibility for the...

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  • The 10 Best Next Gen Learning Blogs in 2014

    What were the best-of-the-best posts on the Next Gen Learning blog this year? I have no doubt that you will be inspired to change the future of education when you read these crowd-pleasers: The Innovators Next Door: Empire State College-SUNY Ventures into Competency-Based Education Holly Morris...

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  • Personalized Learning is Promising

    Last month, the RAND Corporation released interim research findings on personalized learning schools, including schools in the NGLC network. (The other schools are from the Charter School Growth Fund’s Next Generation School Investments, and the Gates Foundation’s Personalized Learning...

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  • The Importance of Social Emotional Learning in K-12 Education

    By: Nicole Assisi, Ed. D., CEO, Thrive Public Schools & Shelli Kurth, Dean, Thrive School Why is it that we feel so strongly that blended learning must be paired with Social Emotional Learning?   At Thrive, we believe the greater purpose of learning is not only to learn to DO, but also...

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  • Online Learning & Equality: Rio Salado College Hosts Bill Gates

    “During my visit, I heard inspiring stories of students who are taking advantage of these flexible learning models to pursue degrees that can put them on paths to new careers." - Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Imagine that you never finished college…...

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  • Student Success Innovations to Watch

    By: Judith A. Pirani If you scroll down to the end of the above infographic, which is a great summary of NGLC’s very first grant program, Building Blocks to College Completion, you’ll see five “Innovations to Watch.” These innovations are changing higher education...

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