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October 02, 2013

Plugging Into Professional Learning Communities

In contrast to top down stand-and-deliver professional development, professional learning communities (PLCs) are typically teacher created initiatives that extend learning opportunities and foster collaboration. PLCs often reflect disciplines, districts, projects, and policy responses. Schools are increasingly creating PLCs to organize teachers into working groups.

April 03, 2013

Gates and Facebook Sponsor Education 'Hackathons'

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are inviting developers to build prototypes for apps supporting college attendance, social learning, and out-of-school study.

March 28, 2013

High School Awkwardness Echoes A Decade Later, Study Finds

Teenagers who have difficulty making and maintaining healthy friendships with peers at age 13 continue to struggle with relationships long after high school, according to new longitudinal research.

October 22, 2012

Creative Cluster: Silicon Valley

The 20-mile stretch from Stanford University to San Jose, Calif. produces more innovation than any place on the planet. As Richard Florida noted, the unique confluence of a great R1 University, venture investors, tech talent, and great quality of life make it a creative hotspot.


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