1. What America Can Learn From the World’s Leading Schools


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    What can be really learned from international comparisons? What can be usefully learned from other countries? What can’t? What does it mean for education reform and entrepreneurship? This session looks at what is truth and what is fiction in these comparisons, as well as offer bright spots that participants can look to and learn from for best practices and insights. Amanda Ripley, Journalist (Moderator) Sir Michael Barber, Pearson Jon Schnur, America Achieves Joanne Weiss, US Department of Education

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    • Transforming Education: Stanford Grad Finds Her Career Path


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      Learn more at http://activate-ed.org/. Tyra Mariani was poised to ascend the corporate ladder. She was equipped with a degree in marketing from Howard University, an M.B.A. from Stanford and experience at Kraft Foods, McKinsey & Company and Ethcentric, an Internet-based marketing agency focused on different ethnic markets. In her quest for a fulfilling career, however, Mariani sought more. To effect change on a greater level, Mariani became a Broad Resident in 2003. During her residency she worked with Chicago Public Schools to address issues like overcrowding and increasing the quality of principals and teachers across the district. Nearly ten years after deciding to pursue her Broad Residency, Tyra is still working in education as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education. Activate ED Fellows like Tyra are helping transform education across the country. Want to get involved? Take the Activate ED Quiz: activate-ed.org/opportunities/quiz. Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ActivateED Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/ActivateED

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      • Arne Duncan on the Promise of ExpandED Schools


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        U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recorded this video address for the ExpandED Schools National Launch, December 15, 2011. Learn more about ExpandED Schools here: http://www.tascorp.org/section/what_we_do/develop_program_models

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        • Games for Change Festival 2011: James Shelton, U.S. Department of Education


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          James Shelton is the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, managing a portfolio that includes most of the US Department of Education’s competitive teacher quality, school choice and learning technology programs, housed in the Office of Innovation and Improvement. For more on Games for Change, the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact, visit our website: www.gamesforchange.org

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          • Jamie Merisotis on Education News Parents Can Use


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            Episode: Restoring American Leadership in Higher Education. Lumina Foundation's Jamie Merisotis is featured on Education News Parents Can Use, May 2009

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            • Grit - Measuring What Matters


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              A webinar highlighting recent findings in a report from U.S. Department of Education "Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance".

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              • Summit on Science, Entertainment, and Education - Karen Cator


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                Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology: Karen Cator, director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education Session 1: Reality Bites - The day started by taking a look at The Big Picture. What are our goals? What's at stake? Where do the opportunities and obstacles lie? On February 4, 2011, a carefully selected group of individuals met in Los Angeles to help us discover how film, television programming, video games, and other entertainment media can be systematically adopted to enhance student learning at the middle school and high school level. For more information visit http://seenas.ning.com/page/about-the-summit

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                • Selling Better Futures "SOLD" Testimonial


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                  Mrs. Johnson, Administrator at Lee Central Middle School, shares of the increased quality of teacher dedication and collaboration following the Educators As Salespeople Professional Development.

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                  • BCCLA


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                    In 2005 a a US Department of Education grant sponsored a dynamic collaboration. 2,000 teachers and 3000,000 students in 59 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster Programs joined with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) to create a ground-breaking professional developement network called Building Curriculum Community and Leadership through the Arts (BCCLA), culminating in a city-wide exhibition around the Big Idea, "INHERITANCE".

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                    • SBF Brown SCABSE


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                      Mr. Robert Brown briefly shares his "new" experience at SCABSE and introduces his thoughts on Behavior Modification and classroom management.

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