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Vol. 19 No. 7: April 9, 2019
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How Federal Funding Helps High School Students Get a Jump on College
At a time when postsecondary completion rates are low and higher education debt is high, districts can turn to programs that help students get a jump on college. These programs go by many names that you may recognize – dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, or early college high school – but at their core they enable high school students to experience college courses and gain credits that apply toward a recognized college degree or postsecondary credential.
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Registration Now Open for Future Ready Schools® Leadership Institutes!
Registration is now open for Future Ready Schools® (FRS) Leadership Institutes. These free, two-day professional learning events are designed to empower district teams to create policies, procedures, and practices that transform teaching and learning in their schools and districts.
District teams will come together to build regional networks of like-minded colleagues, generate feedback on practice, articulate actionable next steps, and identify resources to take their learner-centered strategies to the next level.
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Click to Tweet: Registration is open for @FutureReady Schools 2019 Leadership Institutes! Check out dates and locations and register your team at #FutureReady
Deeper Learning Digest: Highlights from Deeper Learning 2019
The end of March means one thing for hundreds of educators: the annual Deeper Learning conference. If you didn't make it out to sunny San Diego, don't worry, here are some highlights from the inspiring event.
This digest also covers why it's important to prioritize relationships in schools, how to motivate students for better learning experiences, and an upcoming webinar on improving education for diverse learners.
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Click to Tweet: Get caught up on highlights from @DeeperLearning 2019 in this #DeeperLearning Digest from @All4Ed
Federal Flash
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently appeared on Capitol Hill to defend President Trump's education budget and sparks flew.
This Federal Flash covers DeVos's appearance, a new analysis on the identification of schools for support under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and celebration of middle schools.
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Click to Tweet: Wondering what happened when Betsy DeVos testified on the Hill about the President's budget request? Find out what issues caused sparks to fly in this episode of #FederalFlash from @All4Ed.
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TODAY! Improving Educational Experiences for Diverse Learners: Valuing Culture While Combating Stress, Inequality, Bias, and Discrimination
When students enter school, they don't leave part of themselves at the door. Instead, students walk into class carrying their cultural and community values with them. They bring pressures of social expectations and continue to feel the influence of poverty, prejudice, and inequity. These out-of-school influences and environmental factors play significant roles in adolescents' mindsets about learning, their motivation to learn, and their behaviors in schools.
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All4Ed is Your Resource on K-12 Federal Education Laws
To keep you up to date on the latest happenings and implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), All4Ed has created a series of bite-sized materials – both print and video – that provide concise but comprehensive analyses of several key areas within ESSA and Perkins V.
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