• School’s Out for the Summer! Revisiting the Hypotheses Behind Next Gen Learning

    Revisiting the Hypotheses Behind Next Gen Learning Many of NGLC’s school models are based on working hypotheses about how schools might be better designed to meet student needs. As we wrap up this academic year, it’s a good time to reflect on the hypotheses behind next gen learning, so...

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  • (More) K-12 Tools & Resources: Competency-based Education

    In today’s roundup, I’m focusing on proficiency-based learning resources from the Great Schools Partnership (GSP), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland, Maine. These resources complement the competency-based education tools and resources in my recent blogs; Part I...

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  • The Inside Story: NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools

    Today, roughly one year after launching the Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools, NGLC announced that 49 next gen schools selected by the six regional partners will join the existing national cohort of 41+ schools to create a portfolio total of 90. This press release tells the story of today...

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  • Personalized & Competency-Based Approaches Shape Learning in Two New Philadelphia High Schools

    Click here to learn how Workshop students have built their own food truck business combining a study of nutrition, economics, communication, and design.     At NGLC, we’re proud of our track record of investing in innovation wherever we find it. To date, roughly 65% of our K...

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  • Building Ecosystem Excellence: New Orleans Celebrates Students, Teachers, Schools

    Did you see this great video posted on New Schools New Orleans (NSNO) Facebook page? #proofpointday (NGLC originally mentioned the event here.) Now there’s more news to celebrate. Last week, NSNO recognized the important role and contribution of excellent teachers in the city. Celebrating...

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  • Finding True North: A Joyful Learning Experience at Valor Collegiate Academy

    What comes to mind when you read the words “high performing charter middle school?” Maybe something positive...innovative autonomies? results-driven?...or something a bit sketchier...drill and kill? selective enrollment? boutique-y, not scalable? How about joyful? Did the word joy...

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  • New Orleans Invests in College Readiness

    A snapshot of student success in the nation’s largest K-12 charter market Search for #nolaed, #SeniorShoutOut, or #reachhigher on Twitter, and you’ll stumble upon some very promising exchanges. This year, the city of New Orleans will graduate over 2500 high school seniors...

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  • When Schools Design Their Own EdTech Platform

    Author: Al Motley Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series where Matchbook Learning’s Chief Technology Officer Al Motley examines the process his team is using to design, develop, and launch Spark 2.0, a technology platform that integrates multiple tools to create an ecosystem...

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  • Exceptional Ideas and Practical Solutions for Next Gen Learning in K-12 Schools

    Reimagining how students learn involves tackling a multidimensional challenge head-on. So when NGLC shifted its K-12 grantmaking away from middle school learning technologies to move toward whole school models that completely transformed learning, we knew we were challenging the field to build on...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: Digital Content

    Ever wonder which math and ELA digital content your peers rely upon? I did! I scoured each of our NGLC grantees’ profiles and compiled a comprehensive list of digital content by grade cluster with a breakdown by school. This week’s post provides a snapshot of the digital content in use...

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