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Opinion: Explorer Academy illustrates innovation in teaching, learning
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Jun 17, 5:11 AM: Explorer Academy is a public school. We are proof education can be reformed without changing existing schools and spending tax dollars on something 88% of the state opposes. Public school teachers dedicate their lives to the art of >
High schoolers start businesses, learning entrepreneurship by doing it
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Jun 11, 6:44 AM: You won't find a single textbook in Cary-Grove teacher Dave Cook's classroom. "We want these kids to learn lessons on their own by putting them in a position where they are in charge," Cook said. Cook is one of just a handful of >
UNC lab schools are changing the formula for education
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Jun 10, 7:55 AM: Laboratory schools are a developing phenomenon across the UNC system. In 2016, the General Assembly passed a law establishing eight such schools. It’s aimed at UNC institutions with strong teacher-training programs, and it targets >
At Monument High, Innovation Pathway program heralds larger education shift
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May 28, 5:09 AM: The era in which public high school students get most of their education at their desks is gradually coming to an end. The move to infuse classroom learning with hands-on, real-world experience is slow nationwide, but educators are >
LeBron James Opened a School That Was Considered an Experiment. It’s Showing Promise.
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Apr 12, 7:31 AM: The school opened with some skepticism — not only for its high-profile founder, considered by some to be the best basketball player ever, but also for an academic model aimed at students who were, by many accounts, considered >
Two languages, one goal in R.I. classrooms
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Apr 8, 7:47 AM: A dual-language program at a Providence elementary school points to the future. Students are immersed in Spanish for one-half of the day; the other half is in English, and the immersion begins in kindergarten.
How Arizona EdTech Is Changing the World of Learning (CER in the news)
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Mar 12, 7:40 AM: In an increasingly digital world, educators are looking for ways to expand access and engage students, while corporations seek to equip their workforce with skills for the jobs of the future.
MN school sees gains when kids’ art, social needs take center stage
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Mar 7, 7:15 AM: Classroom instruction alone isn't enough to meet the needs of many students here. So, Riverside's leaders have embraced a nationally recognized arts initiative, together with a full-service schooling model where education, health >
Column: State partnership to create better career pathways
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Feb 26, 6:43 AM: Gov. Raimondo recently announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between Rhode Island and XQ, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to reimagining high school so that all students succeed — no matter their race, gender, or >
Here’s what’s coming — and when — at D.C.’s new ‘global school&#
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Feb 22, 8:00 AM: The bell at D.C.’s newest school will be ringing this fall. Whittle School & Studios at 4000 Connecticut Ave. NW will open its doors for classes Sept. 5, after taking over the former Intelsat S.A. headquarters last year and >
How one of the Mississippi’s top high schools innovates in the face of funding cuts
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Feb 21, 8:39 AM: Housed on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, the school since its founding in 1987 has offered bright teenagers an on-ramp to a college environment paired with advanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) >
R.I. to rethink high school instruction in partnership with education nonprofit
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Feb 7, 6:28 AM: Three schools will be selected to receive $500,000 each from XQ to redesign their schools. The money can be used to implement the new high school design, which might call for changing the class schedule, using technology in new >
Opinion: Year of new ideas holds Kentucky education back
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Dec 27, 6:39 AM: As you look around the world at successful companies, they have at least one thing in common – as times change, they change. Embracing new ideas and technology, improving culture and enhancing techniques enables them to grow. >
Column: Don’t crush school innovation
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Dec 14, 6:26 AM: If you’ve ever wondered why Michigan can’t seem to improve its schools, just take a look at some of the discussions going on right now in the Legislature.
Ivanka Trump, Apple CEO bring national spotlight to Idaho education
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Nov 28, 8:41 AM: Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Wilder Elementary School to see how the school district was incorporating Apple technology into student learning, Superintendent Jeff Dillon told parents in a letter Monday. The district >
Reality Check Episode 46: Information Portability, Data Sharing & Choice in Ed with Jonathan Harber
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Nov 20, 8:31 AM:

Jonathan Harber joins Reality Check in New York to discuss his work as an education technology pioneer and entrepreneur in the education world and realm of capital. Jonathan talks through the concepts behind the StartED >

Regulation-Free Kansas Schools Want Rules Back
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Nov 20, 6:08 AM: Seven Kansas school districts freed from some state rules now say getting that special status isn’t worth the effort.
Reality Check Episode 45: Putting Education in Reach of Every Child, with Denise Gallucci, GEMS Educ
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Nov 14, 7:50 AM: Denise Gallucci, chief executive officer of GEMS Education Americas, works tirelessly within and outside of her own company to help build a global citizenry among learners at all levels who can contribute positively and make real >
Column: The Case for Competence
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Oct 25, 7:51 AM: The most promising but challenging part of the transformation will be from marking time to demonstrating mastery. For hundreds of years, schools have been organized around age cohorts and lockstep progress based on a compulsory >
SC State, Clemson partnership to bring STEM education to at-risk youth
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Oct 25, 5:44 AM: Two South Carolina universities are teaming up to serve at-risk students by offering STEM-based education.

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