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February 17, 2015

Addressing the Skills Gap Through After-School and Summer Programs

As we continue to celebrate CTE month, we should not forget about the potential that high-quality afterschool and summer programs have to help youth develop the skills needed to successfully fill the skills gap.

January 22, 2015

'State of STEM' Event Focuses on Women in Science

A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.

January 17, 2015

After-School and Youth Development Programs Support Common-Core Implementation

Strategies, tools, and resources that advance out-of-school time programs as innovative partners in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

December 02, 2014

Is It Time to Get Rid of Grades?

There is a No Grades movement building across the US. What is it all about?

October 26, 2014

Too Many Initiatives ... Too Little Time?

Schools are under initiative fatigue, but maybe they don't have to be as fatigued as they think.

September 16, 2014

How Effective Is Technology With At-Risk Students?

A recent report released by the Alliance for Excellent Education and Stanford University focuses on how effective technology is when it comes to at-risk students.

August 10, 2014

Connected Educators: Are We Using the Right Drivers?

Michael Fullan writes a great deal about using the right drivers to drive change in school systems. Instead of using technology as a driver, Connected Educators have a central mission to make sure learning is at the center of the discussion.

July 09, 2014

When Will the Testing Obsession End?

Recently, the Utica City School District in New York received a grant to extend their school day. One of the reasons to extend the school day was to increase test scores.

April 27, 2014

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives

In today's guest blog written by OECD's (PISA) Andreas Schleicher, he says, "It's time for all of us to take the lessons we learned through the crisis and turn them into a sustainable plan to get our young people back on the path to prosperity."

April 02, 2014

How Do You Design a Great School (& A Great System)?

Too much of what passes for innovative thinking today is really just an effort to perfect our ability to succeed in a system that no longer serves our interests. But two recent articles light a different path -- on that might actually help us reimagine education for a changing world.

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