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Zeroing in on the Achievement Gap

In the final post of the series of interviews, Department of Education’s Karen Cator discusses how the National Education Technology Plan addresses the achievement gap and how the plan squares with Race to the Top. – How is the achievement gap addressed in the National Education Technology Plan? How can technology bring the best education for … Continue reading Zeroing in on the Achievement Gap →

Preventing Dropout Effort Starts in Kindergarten

San Francisco Unified School District is putting more money into reducing the city’s 15.8% dropout rate with a $1 million federal grant that comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Part of the fund will go to a program called Plan Ahead, a mandatory ninth-grade class devised by the district along with … Continue reading Preventing Dropout Effort Starts in Kindergarten →

Design Thinking Sparks Learning in Rural N. Carolina

StudioH There’s so much fraught discussion over education reform, but at times, it all seems to become circular, undefinable, inconclusive. Enter 28-year-old Emily Pilloton. The founder of Project H Design has harnessed her considerable talents as a designer to tackle the struggling public education system of Bertie County, North Carolina, a rural community with a … Continue reading Design Thinking Sparks Learning in Rural N. Carolina →

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