• 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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  • Symbols of Our Learning Part II: Next Gen K-12 Instruction in NYC

    Happy 2015! This is a good time of year to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. As part of the reflection process,  I am launching a K-12 Notes from the Field blog series to highlight individual schools, components of academic models, or tools being used by teachers and...

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  • Symbols of Our Learning: Personalized Learning in 4 Schools

    Each year, the holiday season reminds us of the power of symbols. Even our youngest children who cannot yet read are easily able to recognize the lights, stars, and bells that adorn our city centers and homes. I was reminded of the power of symbols and artifacts last week when I led a group of...

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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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  • 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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  • Personalized Learning Movement Grows in D.C.

    7 K-12 Schools to Receive Breakthrough Schools D.C. Grants On Saturday, December 6, seven D.C.-based schools received some very good news. The CityBridge Foundation—one of NGLC’s Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools partners—selected its second round of Breakthrough Schools D...

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  • Crowdsourcing Learning in K-12

    Consultancy participants get an insider’s view and offer invaluable advice Autumn is a magical time in New England: the atmosphere is changing, and in the midst of it, schools are entering a rhythm that will influence the rest of the academic year. Walking down the streets of downtown...

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  • Beyond Student-Teacher Ratios: How Breakthrough Schools Invest in Human Capital

    Authors: Scott Milam and Shannon Crotty, Afton Partners How do personalized learning schools plan to use human capital resources? This series of blog posts will explore trends and raise questions to explore as NGLC breakthrough model schools gain additional experience launching, and...

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  • Preparing Teachers for Personalized Learning

    Do you know any teachers who are trained to teach in a blended, competency-based, personalized learning school? Have you heard of any teacher education programs that prepare new teachers for the following: take on the role of facilitator, guide students through digital content and...

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  • 16 schools Where Students Will Learn Differently

    This fall, 3,400 students will experience school in a different way. Sixteen districts and charter operators, with the support of the NGLC launch grant awards announced today, are opening a new school or redesigning an existing one. While the details, context, and strategies vary, these schools all...

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