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Over 92% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch, and only nine percent of parents are college graduates. More than half of families had little to no access to the Internet.

Topic: openly licensed educational resources

STEM Classes and Beyond

School District of Philadelphia & Franklin Institute, PennsylvaniaP-12

The Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006. SLA provides a rigorous, college-pre...

Topics: 1:1 intiatives, personalized learning

#Playdate at Professional Development

Chicago Public Schools, IllinoisP-12

Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the US with over 500 schools and over 300,000 students. 86% of those students are economically disadvantaged. This event started in CPS and has grown internationally. The Challenge It is difficult for teachers to find time to attend fu...

Topics: prof learning, strategic planning


Liberty Elementary School, MarylandP-12

Liberty Elementary School is a small elementary school is Northwest Baltimore supporting 442 students. Their school population is 100% African American and 93.55 of students qualify for Federal Free and/or Reduced Meals. Liberty Elementary School is a traditional, community-based, public school in t...

Topics: equity, personalized learning

Tech Savvy and Literate Students

Highline School District, WashingtonP-12

Midway Elementary School is a K-6 school in the Highline School District. There are 18 elementary schools in the district. It has a population of 640 students with approximately 44% ELL population, 90% Free and Reduced Meal Program, 54% Latino and less than 10% white. The Challenge Being able to p...

Topics: 1:1 intiatives, accessibility

Strategic Blueprint 2.0 for Digital Learning

Baltimore County Public Schools, MarylandP-12

Baltimore County Public Schools is the third largest school district in Maryland and the twenty-fifth largest district in the country. It serves a diverse population close to 110,000 students across 173 schools, programs, and centers. In October 2014, BCPS received one of only 15 national Digital In...

Topics: 1:1 intiatives, device rollout

Partnering to Increase Bandwidth

Iowa City Community School District , IowaP-12

Iowa City Community School District is the fifth largest school district in the state, with a population of over 12,000 students across a total of 42 schools. Approximately 40 different languages are spoken across the district, which spans 133 square miles across the city. The Challenge Iowa City ...

Topics: Connectivity, infrastructure

Student-Centered Acceptable Use Policy

Boston Public Schools, MassachusettsP-12

Boston Public Schools (BPS) serves approximately 57,000 students who are enrolled in 128 schools. They have transformed from a failing school district to one of the most recognized urban public school systems. It is one of the most diverse districts in the country where half of the students speak a...

Topics: digital citizenship, equity, Privacy

Developing a STEM Identity

Maricopa County Education Service Agency, ArizonaP-12

Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA), under the direction of Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, is dedicated to ensuring that all school-age children in the county graduate college- and career-ready. MCESA builds alliance partnerships that provide leadership, services and program...

Topics: accessibility, strategic planning

BLAST Professional Development

Clark County School District, NevadaP-12

Based in Las Vegas, NV, the Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the United States, spanning over 8000 square miles. In the state of Nevada, each county has one school district. As a result, there are large differences in the geography and size of districts. Clark Cou...

Topics: personalized learning, prof learning

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