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Future Ready Schools® Releases New Guide for Districts Looking to Blend Teaching with Technology

WASHINGTON, DC—In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day, Future Ready Schools® (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction. Blended learning is a variety of practices and strategies that combine online learning with…

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Alliance for Excellent Education Receives $300,000 Contribution from AT&T to Support School Districts Serving Underserved Students

Twelve School Districts Will Be Able to Better Plan and Implement Digital Learning Strategies That Improve Learning Outcomes for Students Thanks to Future Ready Schools Digital Equity Program WASHINGTON, DC—The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), with generous support from AT&T, launched a new pilot program for twelve school districts enrolling high percentages of historically underserved…

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Future Ready Advisors Named K-12 Administrators to Watch

Two Future Ready Advisors have been named K-12 administrators to watch in 2018 by Education Dive.

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What Does a Future-Ready School Look Like?

As schools begin discussing the idea of becoming future ready, they must begin by identifying what a future ready school looks like. After finding what it means to be future ready, then the school can begin to implement change.

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In Rethinking the Role of High School, One New York District Shows the Way to Becoming Future-Ready

Future Ready Schools Superintendent continues his commitment to personalized student-centered learning at the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York.

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Jeff Mao Recognized as “EdTech Hero” for Work with Future Ready Schools

EdScoop recognized Jeff Mao as an EdTech Hero for his pivotal contributions to educational technology and digital learning, including his work with Future Ready Schools.

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Kimberley Harrington Recognized as "EdTech Hero" for Work on Future Ready Schools in New Jersey

Last fall, Harrington launched an initiative in her state to further the development of Future Ready Schools. To enhance the initiative in New Jersey, Harrington partnered with two key organizations in the state — the New Jersey School Board Association and the New Jersey Institute of Technology — to implement a school-level certification program, which guides…

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New Report: Preparing the Children of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow: A Window into STEM Education in New Jersey

New report by JerseyCAN highlights the Future Ready Schools movement in New Jersey and the Future Ready Schools New Jersey certification program

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Tom Murray Kicks Off Greenwich Public Schools Convocation

Thomas Murray, director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, give a keynote presentation to Greenwich Public School teachers, evoking many laughs and even a few teary eyes, Murray urged educators to think about how they can bring their teaching to the next level. “We’ve got to create innovation in our schools,” he said. “We absolutely…

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The Future of Many School Libraries is Anchored to Makerspaces

Many school districts around the country are reversing prior decisions to cut librarians, realizing the school library can be at the heart of a broader digital transformation. Mark Ray, director of innovation and library services at Vancouver Public Schools in Washington and Future Ready Librarians lead with the Alliance for Excellent Education, points to Bellevue…

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Future Ready Launches Track for Principals

Future Ready Schools, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education, continues to expand on its mission to ensure every K-12 stakeholder is #FutureReady by adding a new track for principals. “Successful principals aren’t just school managers, they’re building-level innovators who create a vision for learning, encourage and empower teachers, and build connections between the school and the community,”…

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Training Library Staff for Today and Tomorrow

A handful of school districts spread across the country will pilot a new micro-credentialing program next year aimed at  upgrading librarian teaching skills to reflect today’s digital education demands. The credential, developed by the D.C.-based national policy and student advocacy organization, Future Ready Schools, will focus on helping librarians already placed in schools better connect…

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