• Do Your Homework to Catalyze Tech-Enabled Change

    Author: Judith A. Pirani How can we best prepare 7-9th graders academically for college and lifelong success? My blog series explores technology’s role in the answer: My first post discussed this critical question—and the U.S.’s ineffective response—more fully,...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Top Ten IT Issues for 2015

    The lists appear predictably each December and January: the top ten news stories of the year, the top ten films of 2014, the top ten predictions for 2015. While these collections appear in media of every stripe, one in particular carries implications for next-gen postsecondary education and its...

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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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  • 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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  • Early Planning Minimizes Project Disruptions

    Author: Judith A. Pirani “CPCC is committed to sustaining the Online Student Profile Learning System at the College and to broadening its use to ensure that all students benefit from assessment tools, student profiles, and an advising history.” —Project Team Member, Central...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services

    Everyone in an institution of higher education—senior administrators, faculty members, staff in student services and in information technology—is a stakeholder in the success that its students attain by persisting in their courses and, ultimately, completing their credentials. ...

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  • Does School Status Affect Financial Planning?

    Comparing Conversion Schools vs. New Starts Authors: Scott Milam and Shannon Crotty, Afton Partners Innovative educators around the country are working toward the creation of personalized learning environments in their schools. The path to get there, though, is very different for those...

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  • Hallmarks of the Breakthrough Models, #1: Modular Courses

    Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series of Monday posts which will each highlight a distinguishing design characteristic of NGLC’s recently funded Breakthrough Postsecondary Models, as described in their profiles. NGLC's third wave of funding sought to foster the...

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  • Dispatches from the Field: Big Ideas Fest

    This week, NGLC staff headed west to attend Big Ideas Fest, an annual gathering of teachers, policymakers, funders, and researchers dedicated to surfacing “big ideas” in education. After three days of networking, we left inspired, refreshed, and excited that so many of the big ideas our...

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  • Follow-On Funding for Building Blocks Grantees

    NGLC’s recent round of awards to breakthrough models in both K12 and postsecondary education were accompanied last month by awards of new funding for four Wave I grantees. Cerritos College Foundation, Sinclair Community College, California State University Northridge, and Indiana University...

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