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Jon Bernstein
Education Policy Update
Jon Bernstein, Bernstein Strategy Group
Biden Education Agenda Will Face Strong Headwinds on Capitol Hill

On Saturday, the race for President appeared to largely end as most major news organizations declared Joe Biden the President-Elect. While four states remain uncalled – Alaska, Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina – and some may head into recounts – Wisconsin and ultimately Georgia, it appears that the Biden-Harris ticket has secured enough votes in the electoral college to lead the country come January 20th, 2021. With vote counting continuing and President Trump and his allies filing lawsuits challenging the legitimacy of the election in multiple states, it may seem foolhardy to write a column discussing the remainder of this year and what to expect when you’re expecting a Biden Presidency. But, let’s give it a shot. Read more.
Book of the Month | The Future Is Faster Than You Think
Are you ready for a mind-opening and incredibly uplifting view of the world? Do you want to see what is REALLY happening all around us? If you do, then according to Peter Long, CEO of MCH Strategic Data, you need to read The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Peter explains why whether you are a teacher, a business professional, a company owner, a student, or just a person that needs a break from the study of dark matter, this book is guaranteed to make you reassess many of your preconceived thoughts on where the world is heading.
Webinar of the Month | Speak Up 2020 Congressional Briefing
For the first time, this year's Speak Up Congressional Briefing, presented by Project Tomorrow, was a virtual event hosted by edWeb enabling outreach to a wider audience of K-12 education stakeholders. A special focus this year was on a discussion of how lessons learned from the sudden shift to digital learning in spring 2020 can help accelerate changes in K-12 education. The event featured a panel of K-12 students from around the country who shared their authentic views on the Speak Up findings.
Podcast of the Month | Leading for Equity
In Leading for Equity: Engaging Community Beyond the Schoolhouse, Dr. Russell Booker, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM), shared his insights on intentional focus for removing barriers to students’ economic opportunities post-graduation. As a dynamic, forward-thinking superintendent and as the new executive director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement, he discussed how utilization of human, financial, and social capital can change mindsets and hearts of a community.
Stat of the Month | 55% of teachers say digital content must include professional learning
Project Tomorrow has created a report on Digital Learning during the Pandemic: Emerging Evidence of an Education Transformation, providing key research findings to support how students, teachers and parents are thinking differently about teaching and learning as a result of distance learning in spring 2020. According to the report, 55% of teachers say digital content must include professional learning. Only 37% said the same before school closures.
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ASU+GSV 2020 Virtual Summit

edWeb Drawing for 5 Free Memberships
edWeb is awarding 5 full-year memberships to ASU+GSV including registration for the in-person conference in San Diego in July 2021. Don’t miss this high-value opportunity!

Recordings for the Dawn of the Age of Digital Learning
Don’t miss the conversations with world leaders in education including General Colin Powell, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Nye, Gloria Steinem, Jon Meacham, Diane Greene, and many more!
ISTE20
Reinventing Education Together
November 29 - December 5

National Summit on Systemic Inclusion
Hosted by SETDA and the National Collaborative for Digital Equity
November 18
New Education Industry Conference in 2021!
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Quote of the Month

“I had no idea what I didn't know.”
Dr. David Schuler
Superintendent, District 214, Chicago, IL
Former AASA President
2018 Illinois and National Superintendent of the Year

In a recent edWebinar presented by AASA, Dr. David Schuler moderated a conversation with Dr. Russell Booker, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) on "Leading for Equity" featured as our edFocus Podcast of the Month. David's words echo what many of us are experiencing now. So, we must be better listeners to help heal the divisions in our country and improve education and life for our students.
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