Today, Congress agreed to reauthorize its central education policy and usher in a new era for state education systems. And four states, it turns out, are ready for their close-up.

A recent meeting of state education leaders featured a discussion of how education systems could adopt the kind of innovative mindset that has enabled the technology industry to advance rapidly.

A report about high-need students in New York City holds lessons for how schools and districts can think about the systems they create, writes Susan Fairchild of new Visions for Public Schools.

An effort by the New Tech Network to implement performance assessments has reaped benefits, but carries with it some challenges.

A new book by Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman describes how five schools incorporate a broad range of approaches to develop students as learners and young adults.

A High Tech High student describes how building a drone taught him how to solve problems on his own.

A student's tragic death convinces a teacher that all students need to be deeply engaged in their learning and lives at all times.

The idea of making something is transformative, yet schools too often limit opportunities for students to make things. A teacher at High Tech High shows how making can be done in any classroom.

New papers by Linda Darling-Hammond and Patricia Gandara discuss how deeper learning can support a more equitable education system.

Participants at a recent summit hosted by Jobs for the Future share ideas about how state and district policies can support deeper learning.

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