Colleagues,

A week ago, my wife was sitting quietly on the back porch of her daughter’s duplex. There is a high school just down the street. She could hear the celebratory sounds of graduation, and she began to cry. In a normal year, these would have been tears of joy, but this night she could only feel profound sadness. The week before, nineteen children and two teachers were massacred at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, just days before the end of the school year. They would never walk across a June stage.

These two teachers gave their lives for their students. Fortunately, most teachers will never have to make this ultimate sacrifice. But every day, all the teachers we know give their lives for their students. At no time has this been more true than during the past school year, one filled with trauma as both students and teachers have had to learn how to go to school again. At ConnectED, we are deeply grateful for the thousands of teachers who devote their lives to caring for children and helping them leave school able to realize their full potential. We hope that this summer, more than ever, you will have the time to rest and heal.

Grateful For Our Teachers

Colleagues, A week ago, my wife was sitting quietly on the back porch of her daughter’s duplex. There is a high school just down the street. She could hear the celebratory sounds of graduation, and she began to cry. In a normal year, these would have been tears of joy, but this night she could […]

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Interdisciplinary Education: Literature Review and Landscape Analysis

Ideas around interdisciplinary education have been in play for longer than some of us might realize. If you are interested in learning more about what the literature has to say about interdisciplinary education, and curious about the landscape of this work, give this report a read! Related to project-based learning, interdisciplinary education can create more […]

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Virtual Den for Deeper Learning 2022

Based on the work that ConnectED and Envision Learning Partners are doing to support mathematics initiatives in several districts we were invited to host a Virtual Den talk for Deeper Learning 2022. We gathered a group of passionate and knowledgeable educators with diverse perspectives and experience to tackle some big ideas in the field of […]

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Notes from the Field – Challenger Middle School

At ConnectED we recognize that there is a well-documented and persistent relationship between success in 9thgrade mathematics, Algebra I or equivalent, and success accessing and persisting in post-secondary learning. Meaning also that those students who struggle in Algebra I are less likely to graduate high school, less likely to enter post-secondary learning, and less likely […]

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ConnectED Revises Key Resources for Undertaking Systemic Change

Implementing a cross-district system of high-quality college and career pathways requires across-the-board participation and support. ConnectED’s approach to pathway implementation recognizes and facilitates the interdependent connections between the levels of the education ecosystem: Community, District, Site, Pathway, and Classroom. The Graduate Profile provides a through line helping to align and clarify the outcomes across all […]

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JD Hoye Joins ConnectED’s Board

We are thrilled to announce that JD Hoye has joined ConnectED’s Board. JD is the former Chief Executive Officer of NAF and a current member of the NAF Board of Directors. With a deep commitment to preparing students for college and meaningful careers, JD has worked at both the grassroots and the highest levels of […]

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 Story Telling Through Animation

  Recently a former ConnectED Board member introduced us to Ron Diamond, CEO of The Animation Show of Shows, Inc. Through this non-profit, Ron curates and releases some of the best animated short films created by students and professionals around the world. The films appear in his annual programs at universities and colleges from Harvard […]

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ConnectED Receives Grants from Gates Foundation to Launch Illustrative Math Initiatives

ConnectED has been awarded two major grants from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to use the Illustrative Math curriculum to help teachers raise the proficiency in mathematics of both middle school and high school students. One of these grants, in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, focuses on Algebra 1, which is one of […]

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How Student Work can Drive Learning: A Case Study From Distance Learning

In the summer of 2019, ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career joined forces with Envision Learning Partners, Callahan Consulting, UCSD CREATE and San Diego Unified School District to launch the San Diego Enhanced Mathematics initiative (SDEM).

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Building a System of College and Career Pathways in New Mexico

In collaboration with the Learning Policy Institute, ConnectED has prepared a report providing state leaders and other stakeholders in New Mexico research and policy recommendations for developing a system of college and career pathways… [Read More]

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