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Education innovation, right now: Coronavirus delivers a new schooling imperative
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Apr 17, 8:51 AM: It is increasingly clear that the only way to level the playing field in education is to build a new field. A reprieve from some of the system’s usual constraints gives us an opportunity to try things that might lead to a relevant >
Don’t cancel summer internships – redesign them
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Apr 16, 8:56 AM: Just as we quickly adapted to working from home, scheduling Zoom meetings instead of dinners with friends, and realising that trips to the grocery store are now the highlight of our social lives, we can also shift our approach to >
Schools get lesson in creative teaching
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Apr 2, 5:50 AM: Despite being physically closed, the four public schools in Boulder City have a plethora of learning options for their students. To help maintain instruction for students, the schools are implementing technology in different ways >
Could developing more creative learning methods be pandemic’s silver lining?
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Apr 2, 5:30 AM: In this unprecedented situation for our schools, our state's department of education is rethinking not only how we assess overall achievement, but how long kids need to be physically in a classroom to learn. With dozens of >
Where High School Starts With Leadership And Design Thinking
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Mar 4, 10:01 AM: Imagine a high school that started with design thinking and leadership training. Imagine having the opportunity to prototype a solution to a community problem and earn a provisional patent.
Schools in this Boston suburb were already high-performing. So why did the superintendent start over
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Jan 13, 6:40 AM: At no point in recent memory has Melrose Public Schools been failing. But the outgoing superintendent, Cyndy Taymore, is four years into an effort to fundamentally rethink traditional schooling here.
Column: WV deserves shot at prosperity
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Dec 27, 8:32 AM: The status quo for our children’s education needs to change. We should continue to reimagine our K-12 education system to help students fulfill their potential. Every child deserves access to the educational opportunity that is >
Letters: Why Education Reforms Aren’t Working
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Dec 23, 8:48 AM: Readers offer their ideas for improving schools, including less focus on test prep and more teacher involvement in policy.
Two Colorado Springs school districts expand nontraditional high schools
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Dec 17, 7:12 AM: The growing popularity of outside-the-box high school education is leading two Pikes Peak region school districts to expand programming.
With Population Booming, North Carolina District Wants to Keep Schools Open Year-Round
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Dec 3, 8:28 AM: School systems nationwide have been quietly moving away from year-round school calendars after a decadeslong experiment. Parents complained about the calendar that lacked summer vacation, and students didn’t appear to learn more, >
Bridging the economic divide in Dallas is a moral imperative. SMU, Toyota and Dallas ISD are respond
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Nov 26, 6:42 AM: Over a year ago, Toyota USA Foundation gave SMU a $2 million grant to create a school with real-world, problem-solving curriculum and multidisciplinary areas of study. The district anticipates opening the school in 2021 at the site >
Static test scores at many Colorado innovation schools have state, Denver officials questioning form
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Nov 25, 8:25 AM: In the two years since Prairie Heights Middle School received permission to implement a new curriculum and make changes to its staff training, principal Stephanie Knox has seen a change in students: They’re more excited to learn >
Innovation High School offers students alternatives for learning
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Nov 22, 6:21 AM: Whether needing to work a full-time job, parenting, hunger, homelessness or being in foster care, Innovation’s personalized learning model provides the extra support they need, Barnhart said.
Commentary: No more education reform. It’s time to transform communities
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Nov 18, 6:43 AM: Public school educators in South Carolina are working very hard to improve outcomes for students. And they are inundated by well-intended programs and reform efforts to “fix” our schools — in literacy, mathematics, career >
Education Guru Chris Whittle Tries a Comeback With New School in Brooklyn
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Nov 15, 9:32 AM: Whittle School to launch site next fall in New York with plans to expand for 90,000 students in 15 countries<
Lt. Governor: Donate to public school innovation fund and earn dollar-for-dollar tax credit
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Nov 8, 7:07 AM: Geoff Duncan is the lieutenant governor of Georgia. In this guest column, he implores Georgians to contribute to the nonprofit Innovation Fund Foundation that benefits public schools.
WMU program gives gifted kids advanced classes some schools can’t
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Oct 28, 5:55 AM: In order to circumvent that, Western Michigan University (WMU) brings gifted students together from across west Michigan. While tuition for the classes range from $400 to $450 per semester, she said participating public and charter >
‘Micro-Schools’ Punch Above Their Weight by Offering Personalized Education
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Oct 25, 7:16 AM: They are tiny, autonomous private schools, typically enrolling fewer than 70 students. Michael B. Horn of Education Next describes “the ethos of micro-schools: a fidelity to personalization and success for all in small >
Wichita Falls ISD looks to innovate learning for high school students
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Oct 22, 5:36 AM: Modernizing Wichita Falls ISD isn't just about bricks and mortar. The district is seeking a grant of about $300,000 for blended learning at the high school level, as well as taking part in a national group on innovative secondary >
Why we’re opening innovative new schools: New York City’s schools chancellor explains a
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Oct 7, 5:54 AM: This fall, 1.1 million children — amounting to one in every 300 residents of the United States — walked into a classroom in one of our 1,800 schools across the five boroughs. It’s no exaggeration to say that the future of our city >

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