• 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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  • D.C.-Area K-12 Changemakers featured in Michael & Susan Dell Foundation podcast

    Yesterday, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation published the second post in its new Personalized Learning series. In it, we hear from Margaret Angell of CityBridge Foundation, a vibrant D.C.-based nonprofit organization selected by NGLC as one of two 2013 pilot sites in its Regional Funds for...

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  • Summit Public Schools CEO Shares Insights with Next Gen K-12 Pioneers

    Spending a week in the Bay Area in January would be a wonderful visit all on its own--but the fact that I was able to visit and learn about leading school models like Summit Denali, Alpha Public Schools, and Design Tech made it an especially fantastic one. I’d like to share some insights and...

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  • Personalized Learning in Practice: Finding Exemplars of K-12 Customized Education

    Where can you see personalized learning in practice? I’m in the Bay Area this week where we’re seeing several good school models: Summit Denali, Alpha, and Design Tech, just to name a few. NGLC is in the company of some of the country’s most innovative educators. These schools...

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  • 5 Tips to Market Your Classroom Innovation on Twitter

    Maybe you’ve just collaborated on the development of a next-gen Learning Management System. Or perhaps your school employs a new approach to instruction, or professional development. What you’ve created could change the way students learn, but you’ve found yourself wondering how...

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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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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Personalized Learning in K-12

    At NGLC, we see many places where higher ed and K-12 can learn from each other. Especially in tech-enabled innovations designed to dramatically improve outcomes for students. When you get into the details, higher ed and K-12 are worlds apart, but the truth is that college readiness and college...

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  • Blue Sky Thinking from Academic Entrepreneurs

    Announcing the 2014 Breakthrough Models Academy Projects Blue skies! What a great holiday gift! Mine came early this year, and I’m not talking about the unseasonably warm and sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in Seattle. I’m talking about the Breakthrough Models Academy 2014...

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  • Investing in the Explosion of Options in Education & Learning

    By: Michael Staton Time and again, as local institutions transform into dynamic, international markets there is an explosion in variety and a relentless pursuit of more aptly and fully meeting the scales and diversity of demand.  As products and services are uprooted from monopolistic,...

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  • Evidence of Personalized Learning Practices in NGLC Schools

    Earlier this month, I shared my take on the key findings of student achievement in the RAND Corporation’s study of 23 personalized learning schools. To boil it down, the early results are “promising.” The study found widespread growth in math and reading scores across schools...

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