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Smart List: 50 Advocacy Orgs Making a Difference

They’re back! The annual Smart List series acknowledges people and organizations making a difference. From now until November you’ll see around 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work. Today we are...
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Stop the testing opt-out hysteria

Lackluster leadership and little information have hijacked the roll-out of the Smarter Balanced test in Oregon’s public schools this spring. As the legislative session begins wrapping up and school leaders start planning for next year, let’s set aside the hysteria...
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Syracuse Opportunity Culture

Education First and Public Impact are supporting a mid-sized urban district with a school turnaround model that puts excellent teaching and new teacher career pathways at the center of school redesign.

Brief 1: An Introduction

In this brief we outline what alignment between K-12 and higher education means and how to achieve it in practice. We go into detail on why alignment is important and what the key elements of alignment are. We then offer...
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Brief 2: Defining College and Career Readiness

In this brief we outline how K-12 and higher education can create a shared definition of what college and career readiness means. We found that this shared definition often forms the basis of a broader K-12/higher education college readiness improvement...
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