K-12 charter school University Academy in Kansas City has become one of Missouri's most elite public schools by focusing on bridging both the opportunity gap and achievement gap for its students.

Home of the first school in the Northwest, Vancouver has been an education leader for 180 years. Over the decade that Steve Webb has been superintendent in America's Vancouver (VPS) the level of challenge has increased. Expectations have been raised, the student population has grown to more than 24,000 and a higher percentage of students live in or near poverty.

The newly launched nonprofit Open Up Resources offers openly licensed, standards-aligned educational resources that are accessible to all students, regardless of first language or special needs.

"Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States" shares the story of three states that took different paths to the same goal of creating state CBE pilot programs.

The rise in artificial intelligence means big changes to the education and employment landscapes. This week we consider how AI is promoting health and changing healthcare in our #AskAboutAI series.

One important aspect of teacher preparation today is project-based learning (PBL). Here are five reasons we feel teachers should be PBL prepared and five key practices of a PBL teacher.

Our new blog series #AskAboutAI will encourage parents, teachers, mentors and advisors to engage young people in a dialog about the emerging automation economy and the ethical and economic implications of artificial intelligence (AI).

The importance of social emotional learning is widely recognized as key to success in life as it can help today's students become better learners, team members, contributors and friends.

We've made a great deal of progress in personalized learning in the last five years, but there is still work to do. Here are six signs of progress as well as six barriers to overcome in 2016.

The Getting Smart Podcast is celebrating its 40th episode this week. Here is a list of all of the podcasts we've created over the past year with education leaders across the nation.

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