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Ideas in Action: Powering Up Personalized Learning With Technology

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | Nora Kern

At Washington Leadership Academy, technology powers personalized learning, with students becoming creators of technology.

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Ideas in Action: Turn Up the Innovation: i3 Grantees Tackle STEM Through Hands-On Experiences

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Nora Kern

Hands-on experiences and innovative instruction, like that supported by the Investing in Innovation (i3) Grantees, can provide challenges that inspire students to consider careers in science and engineering.

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Ideas in Action: New NJ Collaboration Links Schools in Shared Goal of Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Safal Partners

Working together and increasing scale through collaboration, schools can build their capacity and improve systems to better serve students with disabilities and enhance options for their families.

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Ideas in Action: Rural Georgia Charter School Links Students with Career Pathways

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | Safal Partners

Introducing rural high school students to careers while in school decreases the need for them to go to larger cities to access college and career opportunities, while local business partners can expand experiences a program can offer.

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Ideas in Action: Connecticut Charter School Encourages Passion for Lifelong Learning Through Career Exploration

Monday, April 16, 2018 | Safal Partners

Elm City College Preparatory in New Haven, CT, (part of the Achievement First school system) is introducing its elementary students to career pathways and major fields of study to inspire lifelong learning and persistence through college.

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New School Development: A Toolkit for Charter Support Organizations and Charter School Founders

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Safal Partners

The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) released a new toolkit aimed at providing Charter Support Organizations (CSOs) and charter school founders with new resources on what it takes to open a new charter school.

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Ideas in Action: Aerospace Engineering Program Launching Students into Future High-paying Jobs

Monday, March 26, 2018 | Safal Partners

Career and technical education soars to new heights at a Texas high school where students take part in building a fully operational airplane.

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Ideas in Action: Native American Community Academy Builds Positive Student Outcomes Through Community Engagement and Culturally-Responsive Education

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | Safal Partners

This installment of our Ideas in Action series looks at how Native American Community Academy (NACA) engages its community to achieve its mission of addressing the identity, wellness, and college preparation of Native American and Indigenous students.

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Ideas in Action: Galveston Career Connect Prepares Students for Careers After High School

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Safal Partners

This feature looks at how career and technical education in high school can inspire a culture shift in the way students plan and prepare for post-high school careers.

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Ideas in Action: FAME Partnerships Meet Manufacturing Workforce Needs

Friday, February 16, 2018 | Safal Partners

Workforce development occurs when industry takes the wheel in technical education.

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Ideas in Action: The Next Generation of Hands-On Learning

Wednesday, January 16, 2018 | Safal Partners

Makerspace activities at Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, VA, allow students to turn do-it-yourself projects into authentic, real-life learning opportunities.

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Ideas in Action: Roscoe Collegiate ISD

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Sarah Hamshari

Roscoe ISD is offering higher education opportunities and career training in critical STEM workforce shortage areas to high school students, which is dramatically improving their long-term outcomes.

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Our New Blog: Ideas in Action

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Safal Partners

Read more about our new blog, Ideas in Action, that aims to spotlight innovative schools, leaders, and practices that are advancing educational outcomes

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Improving Outcomes for Adult Learners

Monday, October 23, 2017 | Margaret Patterson, Ph.D.

Safal Partners recently concluded a contract with the national Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) in the U.S. Department of Education to conduct research and evaluation on effective adult education and literacy activities.

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Opinion: Asking the Wrong Questions of the Wrong Data

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Alex Medler

Safal Partners Senior Director Alex Medler writes about the power of data and the importance of asking the right questions about policies and programs.

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Past Safal Partners Articles

New School Development: A Toolkit for Charter Support Organizations and Charter School Founders

By | April 10th, 2018|

New School Development: A Toolkit for Charter Support Organizations and Charter School Founders Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Safal Partners The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) released a new toolkit aimed at [...]

Educators at This School Give Students a Choice and Voice in How They Want to Learn

By | June 9th, 2017|

Educators at This School Give Students a Choice and Voice in How They Want to Learn Friday, June 9, 2017 | Safal Partners Schools providing personalized learning integrate student interests and self-pacing into [...]

Opinion: Child-Centered School Proposals Should Prompt Rigorous Authorizing—Not Lazy Denials

By | May 24th, 2017|

Opinion: Child-Centered School Proposals Should Prompt Rigorous Authorizing—Not Lazy Denials Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Alex Medler A recent Fordham Institute study, Three Signs That a Proposed Charter School Is at Risk of Failing, compared [...]

Opinion: Now More Than Ever, Diverse Charter Schools Are Essential

By | February 13th, 2017|

Opinion: Now More Than Ever, Diverse Charter Schools Are Essential Monday, February 13, 2017 | Safal Partners America grows more diverse every day. In the future, today’s young people will need to be able [...]

Here’s Why One Charter School Believes Diversity Is the Future

By | January 31st, 2017|

Here’s Why One Charter School Believes Diversity Is the Future Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Safal Partners There is a small but growing number of leaders engaging in intentionally diverse charter schools. To understand [...]

High Standards for Financial Stewardship Are Essential for Charter School Success

By | December 21st, 2016|

High Standards for Financial Stewardship Are Essential for Charter School Success Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Safal Partners Simply put, charter school governing boards and authorizers need to take responsibility for strong oversight [...]

The New Model Law: A Tool for Advancing a Strong Charter School Sector

By | October 12th, 2016|

The New Model Law: A Tool for Advancing a Strong Charter School Sector Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | Safal Partners The charter school movement includes a lot of very reasonable people. Case in [...]

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