New Open Content Partnership Will Save Schools Money, Boost Personalization

K-12 OER Collaborative, led by a group of eleven states and a group of nonprofit partners organized by The Learning Accelerator (TLA), announced their intent to sponsor development of comprehensive, high-quality, standards-aligned with K-12 mathematics and English language arts content.


Ten Ed-Tech Impact Opportunities

There's never been a better time to make a difference. Trends in learning, opportunities in different categories and new pathways in the shift from web to mobile are providing opportunities to create impact.


Twenty-Five Districts Worth Visiting

Twenty five districts that are changing the trajectory by working on blended, personalized and competency-based learning. They are big and small, from urban and rural, east and west-representative of the American education challenge.


Rand Study Says Personalized Learning Boosts Academic Gains

A Gates Foundation funded report indicated that public charter school students are making greater gains in math and reading than similar students at comparable schools. Studied schools are also adopting similar practices such as personal learning paths, competency-based progression and flexible learning environments.


Elevating and Empowering World Language Teachers

A Getting Smart paper produced in partnership with Rosetta Stone, explores the potential of world language educators to lead the shift to school and district-wide blended, competency-based, deeper learning models. A follow-up to "The Next Generation of World Language Learning."


Next-Gen Schools That Are Leading the Way

A new Getting Smart paper tells the stories of schools across the country that are dedicated to creating a next-gen learning environment that sets high expectations for college readiness, personalizes learning for all students, and is optimized for scale.


An Equal Opportunity to Participate in the Future

One hundred education CEOs, convened by GSV's Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, gather to discuss how ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future.


Twelve Reasons Every District Should Open a Flex School

Using a flex model, every community can afford to have a great high school. Here are 12 specific benefits of flex models that every district should consider.


On Promoting Efficacy: A Conversation with John Tweeddale

A discussion with Boston-based John Tweeddale, the senior vice president of efficacy and quality at Pearson. Learn about the company's customer-facing K-12 and higher education work in North America and how his team defines measurable outcomes for customers.


Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps

It's important to help prepare principals for their roles by identifying effective best practices for the development of new leaders.


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