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How a middle school classroom redesign increased student ownership of learning
How a middle school classroom redesign increased student ownership of learning

Middle-school students took ownership of their learning when their teacher redesigned their classroom

Preparing students to think about the future, today
Preparing students to think about the future, today

The classroom isn’t just for pushing content; it’s where students connect lessons to life outside of school. Here are three components that help nurture that process.

15 edtech apps educators love
15 edtech apps educators love

We asked educators to tell us about their favorite edtech tools. Here are their top picks.

Getting started with computer science
Getting started with computer science

New to computer science? Grab an idea -- or two! -- from this roundup of tips from teachers integrating CS into their classrooms.

Overhauling the classroom
Overhauling the classroom

A Michigan school district transforms its classrooms into flexible learning spaces that drive deep learning and collaboration.

Watching them grow
Watching them grow

A school district in Tennessee sees gains in literacy, achievement thanks to its use of data.

The silent crisis of leadership in education
The silent crisis of leadership in education

The state of the leadership pipeline calls for a dramatic shift in how we prepare educators to exercise the judgment it takes to lead.

5 ways to boost diversity in your STEAM programs
5 ways to boost diversity in your STEAM programs

How one teacher is getting different students excited about exploring STEAM.

4 keys to achieving reading proficiency
4 keys to achieving reading proficiency

An assistant superintendent shares how her district starts early, engages parents, and offers students access to books they’re excited to read year-round.

Prototypes: They’re not just for big kids
Prototypes: They’re not just for big kids

Learn how literacy-based engineering helps children learn to comprehend, communicate and problem solve