Meet the Geeks: Jodi Mastronardi

When Jodi Mastronardi is not traveling the world (her recent trips include Cuba and Germany) or visiting her seven grandchildren, she leads New Classrooms’ Central Program Integration (CPI) team. In this role, Jodi is charged with leading an array of broad organizational initiatives.


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Summer Book List: 8 Recommended Reads From the New Classrooms Team

Summer Book List: 8 Recommended Reads From the New Classrooms Team

With the school year winding down, educators have some time to unwind, refresh, and disconnect. For a lot of us, that means a good book with new ideas and inspiring takeaways. We asked for recommendations from folks around New Classrooms and compiled a list that covers everything from change

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Year in Review: Partner School Highlights from 2017-2018

Year in Review: Partner School Highlights from 2017-2018

From parent engagement and best practices to collaboration and culture-building, here’s a look back at a few highlights from the 2017-2018 school year. 

The Importance of Teacher Collaboration

The Taos Middle School team arrives early for their daily planning meetings. It gives them time to

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New Classrooms Selected as a Semifinalist for the 2018 Drucker Prize

New Classrooms Selected as a Semifinalist for the 2018 Drucker Prize

The Drucker Institute announced today that New Classrooms is one of 50 semifinalists for the 2018 Drucker Prize. The semifinalists were culled from over 500 first-round applicants “based on their excellence in demonstrating Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—change that creates a new dimension of performance,” according to a

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ESSA Resources to Prepare You for Implementation

ESSA Resources to Prepare You for Implementation

This year the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will start rolling out in districts and schools across the country. Here’s our round-up of white papers, toolkits, blogs, and other resources to help tackle ESSA implementation.
ESSA was passed in late 2015 and gave states greater flexibility—and responsibility—on

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6 Takeaways from 2018 Spring Home Week

At New Classrooms, our work is a team effort created by a group of talented, diverse individuals whose unique contributions add up to something greater. It’s grounded in the belief that learning is a lifelong pursuit, and it’s driven by an approach that brings the full force of our curiosity,

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A Story of Perseverance

A Story of Perseverance

Last week, New Classrooms held its third annual Geek Out, a gathering of supporters and advocates for personalized learning. The evening event included a dynamic lineup of speakers, and we’re excited to share some of the highlights. Today’s post features remarks from a fifth-grade student in New Jersey

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