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Just a quick note to announce that Educating Modern Learners is now live!

As I wrote earlier this year, I’ve undertaken a new writing and editing project: a site dedicated to news and analysis about the future of teaching and learning through a progressive education (and progressive ed-tech) lens. Today we hit “publish” on our first newsletter.

This week’s issue looks broadly at how technologies might prompt us to reframe our demands for “literacy” and includes writing from Lee Skallerup Bessette and Doug Belshaw. Next week’s issue includes writing from Cedar Riener and an interview with Roger Schank and asks, among other things, about the role of science and data in how we rethink schooling.

In the coming weeks and months, Educating Modern Learners will feature stories by Bonnie Stewart, Chad Sansing, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Liz Dwyer, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Jabiz Raisdana, Vanessa Genarelli, and Verena Roberts, as well as by EML founders Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon and by yours truly. We’ll be talking about maker spaces, online assessment, online community, open learning, self-directed learning and race, class, and gender, narratives about college readiness and about “skills” and “skills gaps” and much much more. I don’t think there’s another site that offers such smart analysis from such smart folks. I think that makes it worth subscribing.

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