• Postsecondary Trending Now: What is Higher Education’s Role in Citizenship?

    This past week has been one of the most important in American civic life, at least in my lifetime. SCOTUS and POTUS have both been busy imprinting the pages with historic rulings and commentary that will shape our democracy in permanent ways, from healthcare to painful introspection on the...

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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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  • Operating a Next Gen School: New Organizational Models for K-12 Schools

    How do you operate a school? If you’re trying to improve student outcomes by changing up teaching and learning through blended, competency-based, and personalized learning, the typical operational trappings of what makes a school a school—a principal, one teacher for X number of...

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  • Supporting Teachers in Using Online Inquiry-Based Games

    Author: Louisa Rosenheck As part of a pilot project, we’ve been working with teachers to implement The Radix Endeavor in their classrooms. The Radix Endeavor is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) developed at the MIT Education Arcade; it is designed to improve learning and interest...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Digital Tools & Content

    My greatest challenge as a K-12 breakthrough model implementer: the dearth of platform options and lack of high quality software/digital content. I am pleased to report, however, that there are many more options and helpful tools today than were available back in 2009. You’re probably...

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  • Personalized Learning Grows Across New England

    The New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC)—one of NGLC’s Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools partners—has selected a cohort of schools across New England that will become members of NESSC’s Next Gen Personalized Learning Initiative. In all, 20 schools...

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  • A Shout Out for Learning Technology’s Role in Middle School Student Achievement

    Author: Judith A. Pirani This marks the final post in my blog series about NGLC’s Building Blocks for College Readiness program, with takeaways to advance 7-9th graders’ math and literacy skills. NGLC recognized that middle school students’ proficiency in these areas has far-...

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  • Confessions of an EdTech Company: Learning to Learn

    Authors: Amara Humphry and Donna Park Ed + Tech ≠ EdTech Ed + Tech = Learning Heidi Haugen is a high school biology teacher. True to her subject, her classroom is alive in all corners. Tanks of salmon eggs, geckos, rodents, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches line the walls. And tucked...

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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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