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Expeditionary Learning and its partner schools are often featured in the press for their project-based learning, service to community, and educational innovation.

Project Director for EL's Teacher Potential Project on Student-Led Conferences

Meg Riordan, Project Director for EL's Teacher Potential Project, co-authors an Edutopia piece on strategies and goals that can be used by schools who implementing student-led conferences (SLCs) in order to promote student ownership and family engagement.

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Schools in Six States To Study Impact of Rigorous Curriculum on School Achievement

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2015 -- Expeditionary Learning (EL), a leading K-12 non-profit, today announced that schools in six states have joined its Teacher Potential Project (TPP), a groundbreaking study with Mathematica Policy Research to measure the impact of EL's standards-aligned English Language Arts curriculum and teacher professional learning on middle and elementary school students.

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Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning Partners with Weber State University on Bee Study, Encourages Future Scientists

Earlier this week, third and fourth graders from Perry, Utah's Promonotory Expeditionary Learning School were invited by Weber State University's zoologoy department to study bees in a real lab environment.

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EL Seeking Schools to Join Innovative Teacher Potential Project

EL is seeking district partners to join the Teacher Potential Project (TPP), a research study funded by an “Investing in Innovation” (i3) grant from the US Department of Education. TPP will research the effects of rapidly and meaningfully implementing standards-aligned English Language Arts/Literacy curriculum in grades 6-8.  This project will help leaders make data-based decisions about the resources and professional learning needed to implement rigorous standards and engage students as critical thinkers.

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Clairemont Elementary School Named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

The following press release was released by Clairemont Elementary School to share the amazing news of their being name among the 335 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. More insights on the honor can be found on the National Blue Ribbon Schools site.

Congratulations on this incredible, and well-deserved accomplishment to the entire Clairemont team!

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized Clairemont Elementary School as one of the 335 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. National Blue Ribbon status is based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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Two Rivers Public Charter School opens at Charles E. Young, NE DC

On Tuesday, August 18th, Two Rivers Public Charter School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at its third building at the Charles E. Young Elementary School in NE D.C. One of the most sought after schools in the city, more than 3,000 students applied for the 300 available spots for the 2015-2016 school year. 

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EL Featured in American RadioWorks Documentary

A new documentary by American RadioWorks explores the Expeditionary Learning (EL) approach, traces the history of ideas that led to its inception, and investigates what American schools could learn from its success. The piece has been distributed to more than 900 public radio stations across the country and airs in the New York City/tri-state area on September 26th and 27th. 

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Expeditionary Learning Mentor School Polaris Charter Academy's Peacekeepers Project Makes National Debut

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2015 -- A project focusing on neighborhood peace powered by students of Polaris Charter Academy, an Expeditionary Learning (EL) Mentor and Credentialed School in Chicago, made its national broadcast debut last week.

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American RadioWorks Documentary on Building Character in Public Schools Highlights EL Model

Listen to Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools, an American RadioWorks Documentary and explore how the EL Model supports the deliberate teaching of character in our nation's schools.

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Cheryl Dobbertin to Bring Standards to Life at OIE Education Innovation Summit, Sept. 29

On September 29th, Cheryl Dobbertin, Program Director for EL's Teacher Potential Project discusses "Bringing Standards to Life" at the Office for Innovation for Education's (OIE) inaugural Education Innovation Summit.

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