• Two K-12 Grantees Recently Featured on Getting Smart blog

    At first glance, Piedmont City Schools in rural Alabama and New York City’s Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School may not appear to have much in common. The former is a rural district working to bring its students into the 21st century in the Deep South; the other, a brand new charter school in...

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  • Relevance: the Most Important Word in Education?

    I just returned from the League for Innovation in the Community College’s annual Innovations Conference in Anaheim. I’m keeping the gold mouse ears for myself, but here’s what I brought back for you – the whole point of every educational innovation going forward, in one word...

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  • Activate Instruction Helps Summit Public Schools Personalize Learning

    NGLC has embarked upon a new publication series, Next Gen Tools. Today, we share with you the first brief in the series, Next Gen Tools: Activate Instruction. Summit Public Schools teamed up with Illuminate Education and the Girard Education Foundation to create this free, open, and web-based...

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  • No Better Choice for the Scholars We Serve

    by Carina Sitkus, Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy According to a 2012 report, more than half of incoming community college students in America enroll in remedial courses. More concerning is the fact that only 9.5% of these students who enroll in remedial classes earn a certificate or a...

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  • Succeed You and Avenue Scholars Partnership: A Breakthrough Models Academy Design Meets the Real World

    by Dr. Christine Pharr, College of Saint Mary If you want to attend a workshop that will keep you on the edge of your seat and challenge much of what you’ve ever believed about how to deliver higher education, you should attend NGLC’s Breakthrough Models Academy, hosted by EDUCAUSE....

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  • Breakthrough Schools Profiles: a guide to Next Gen Learning

    One of the hardest things about engaging in the work of transforming schools is getting a clear picture in your mind about what you’re moving to and why. It can be hard to let go of the familiar and known aspects of the “old-school” school model and intentionally embrace the new...

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  • NGLC Updates Profiles of 27 Breakthrough Schools

    Last November, NGLC put a set of publications out into the world – very brief, one-page front-back profiles of our newest grantees – and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The publications are a mix of narrative, graphic images, and at-a-glance numbers that give educators a...

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  • Next Gen Schools Thriving in Detroit

    By: Staff from Getting Smart   Editor’s Note: NGLC partnered up with CEE-Trust to host a “Detroit Study Tour” (in November!) that served in part as a convening of NGLC Breakthrough School Models grantees. Grantees representing 28 funded school models were brought together...

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  • Batter Up Launch Grants; On Deck Planning Grants

    Game essentials for your Wave IV application and winning breakthrough school The World Series is underway (I actually watched game 1- bearded players, conferring referees and all) and I share this with you just so I can say: we’re coming into the home stretch for the development of Wave IV,...

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  • Innovation and Technology in Horry County Schools

    By Beth Havens and Cindy Ambrose, Horry County Schools In May, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness unveiled TransformSC, an initiative to transform public education in South Carolina. We are excited to announce that Whittemore Park Middle School in Conway, SC has been selected as a...

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