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"The efforts of governments alone will never be enough..."
                                               --John F Kennedy

 
The Latin root of education, educare, means "to lead out."  In a 'post-truth' world, teachers, as curators of received wisdom worth knowing, and the 'nation's explainers' of how to understand it, are going to play an outsized role in holding our republic together...
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..."
                                 --Robert Frost

 
Elevating The Student Voice
The four middle school teachers who recently became our first Civic Engagement Champions all helped elevate student voices in their communities, each in their own way--they share their stories here... Read More...

http://bit.ly/stud_vox

Empowering Teachers
Civic engagement champions come from all walks of life, but for those whose effects are most powerful, all roads lead to middle school... Read More...

http://bit.ly/empowering_ts


Modernizing The Playing Field
Our champions share their hard-won vision for what civics education should look like and include in the 21st century... Read More...

http://bit.ly/mod_play


 
Atlantic writers Jonathan Haidt and Tobias Rose-Stockwell argue that the Internet in general, and social media in particular, have caused a telescoping of wheat and chaff, vs the traditional natural selection over time... Learn More...

http://bit.ly/social_tele
 
It turns out that those who can really do, teach. In the Harvard Business Review, Dr. Sydney Finklestein explicates how and why the best leaders in business are the best teachers, too... Learn More... 
 
"The true purpose of education is to produce citizens..."
                                               --Eleanor Roosevelt

 

While we chase test scores, our chief economic rivals--China and India--are deciding the best way to increase creativity and entrepreneurship is to take up the pioneering teaching approaches we've abandoned to "leave no child behind"... Learn More... And More...

http://bit.ly/pbl_china   
http://bit.ly/pbl_india


The school as hub for the community around it has become a cutting-edge ideal; nowhere is it being more fully realized than some of the world's poorest places, whether it's the Navajo STAR School in AZ or Sra Pou in Cambodia, as Digital Promise's League of Innovative Schools tracks them all... Learn More... And More... And More...

http://bit.ly/star_school_phil    http://bit.ly/sra_pou 
http://bit.ly/dp_innovation
 
Teachers are changing the world all over the planet, and the world is taking notice: read the remarkable stories of the first five winners of the $1M Global Teacher Prize, and 250 finalists, for hours of inspiration... Learn More...

http://bit.ly/global_teach


For nearly thirty years, the George Lucas Educational Foundation's Edutopia has been charting the course of proven innovation and transformation in K-12 education, joined at the bleeding edge of educational technology by EdSurge in 2011, together the go-to sources for what's here and what's next... Learn More...  And More...

http://bit.ly/edu_topia   
http://bit.ly/ed_surge


Where do the long moral arcs we've been tracing go in the end? For Facing History, they come back to us, and our children, in classrooms across the country...  Learn More... 

http://bit.ly/facing_hist

 
 
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More from Frank:  Get access to the newsletter archives here, and check out the full Pivot Points blog & archive (July 2010-June 2013 here), as well as our Working The Pivot Points and Renewing the Dream websites.

 
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