1. Teaching Literacy in the New World of CCSS


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    Raising academic expectations to meet the higher standards of Common Core and college readiness not only requires changes to curriculum, but also a shift in instructional practice. Nowhere is this…

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    • Transforming Trauma: Promoting Resilience


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      As we raise the bar for students in our schools, their need for social and emotional well-being and effective stress management skills increases markedly. Nurturing these skills is both important…

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      • Crossing Over Jordan: Building Relationships between Communities and Ed Reformers


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        In the debate over the CCSS, as in other efforts to even the odds for underserved students, education reformers have not won the hearts and minds of the families and communities they seek to serve.…

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        • From Talk to Action: Increasing the Diversity of Education Leadership


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          Jim Shelton leads a discussion on the importance of increasing diversity in the leadership ranks of education reform. Acknowledging both opportunities and challenges, as well the progress, and lack…

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          • From STEM to STEAM: Creativity as a Lever for Social Justice


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            Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are essential tools for students in the twenty-first century. This session explores the relationship between STEM, creativity and social justice. We…

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            • Re-Imagining Urban School Districts


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              For 20 years, charter schools have played an increasingly important role in changing the conversation about what’s possible in public education. Charters have created scalable proof points…

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                Launched in July 2013, the ESI School Design Fellowship brings together a diverse cadre of emerging school leaders who bring unique and complementary talents to the school design process. The fellows…

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                • NewSchools Venture Fund 2013 Video


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                  Happy Holidays from NewSchools Venture Fund! Thank you for your passion, wisdom, and unfailing generosity. You inspire and embolden us every day. We invite you to share this celebration of the work…

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                  • Delivering on the Promise of Learning Games.mov


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                    As the emphasis of the edtech startup scene shifts from digital distribution platforms to content, a new wave of entrepreneurial teams is beginning to disrupt traditional publishers' hold on…

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                    • How the Education Market Will Kill Your Innovation


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                      What are parents, teachers, and school leaders seeking from education companies? What are the reasons behind these decisions? What are the lessons for how innovation happens in these markets? The…

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