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Mar 4

Twitter chat: Amplifying student voice in professional learning

Hosted by Learning Forward with members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Conversations about students’ needs are at the center of great schools. But how often do educators listen to students’ perspectives? Join us Wednesday, March 4, at 4:00 P.M. Eastern to talk about how educators can learn from and with students, not just…

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Mar 15

Deadline: Application for scholarships & grants

The 2020 scholarship and grant applications from the Learning Forward Foundation are available online. Please share these wonderful opportunities with those that could use the Foundation’s support. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020. Awardees will be announced May 1.

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Mar 16

Deadline: Academy application

When you join the Academy, your learning journey is no longer a solo experience. Instead, you will spend 2 ½ years working with expert coaches and practitioners from around the world as you construct knowledge, improve your practice, create better learning conditions for your colleagues, and improve results for your students. Last day to apply…

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