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Welcome to:
Parents “Speak Up” About
Technology and 21st
Century Skills
NSBA T+L Conference 2007
Nashville, TN
October 17,...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 2
Today’s Workshop Goals
Learn about Speak Up Research Project and the 2006
Parent Data Findings...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 3
What is Speak Up?
• Annual national research project
– Online surveys
– Open for all K-12 scho...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 4
Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) - a
national education nonprofit organization
Our ...
“Technology has changed the way I deliver
content to students and the products I
expect back from students. The use of
tec...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 6
Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006
Participation Overview:
232,781 K-12 students, ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 7
Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006
Participation Overview:
All 50 states, DC, Cana...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 8
Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006
• The survey question themes:
Learning & Teachi...
What is the #1 thing that your school can
do to make sure your child is well prepared
to compete for jobs in the future an...
What is the #1 thing that your school can do to
make sure your child is well prepared to compete
for jobs in the future an...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 11
Let’s talk about . . .
Activities, Attitudes & Aspirations
Disconnects & Differences
Leverage...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 12
Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006
Preliminary key findings from the student data...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 13
Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006
Key findings from the teacher data:
• Impact o...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 14
Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006
Key findings from the parent data:
• Satisfact...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 15
Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Three categories for findings:
Technology for Learning
Home-S...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Parents and technology – what tools are they using?
• Use a c...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Parents and technology – in a typical week . . .
• Use a comp...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Parents and technology – in a typical week . . .
• Use a comp...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Questions for thought & discussion:
Are your students’ parent...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Technology at my child’s school?
“I am satisfied with . . .”
...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Technology at my child’s school?
“I am satisfied with . . .”
...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Technology at my child’s school?
Parent question: What if you...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Technology at my child’s school?
What if you were on a tech c...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Online classes for students
Why would you want your child to ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 25
Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Online classes for students
Teacher’s View of Value:
• To get...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 26
Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Online classes for students
Student’s View of Value:
0%
5%
10...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Communications & cell phones
“Students should be allowed to b...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 28
Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Communications via email
Students:
• Email weekly – 77%
• Ema...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 29
Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
How do your students’ parents want to hear about events,
news...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 30
How do you want to hear from your child’s
school?
School Communications Tools
0%
5%
10%
15%
2...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
What information do parents want to access online?
My child’s...
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Concerns about Online Use
Student Tech Use Concerns
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
Gr 6-1...
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Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
What concerns you about your child’s future?
– Getting into a...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 34
Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Do you think having a good understanding
of math and science ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 35
Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings
Do you think having a good understanding
of math and science ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 36
21st
Century Skills:
Which ones are most important?
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Teamwor...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 37
21st
Century Skills:
Which ones are most important?
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Teamwor...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 38
21st
Century Skills:
Which ones are most important?
Parents:
#1 – Critical thinking
#2 – Prob...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 39
21st
Century Skills:
Which ones are most important?
Parents:
#1 – Critical thinking
#2 – Prob...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 40
21st
Century Skills:
Which ones are most important?
Parents:
#1 – Critical thinking
#2 – Prob...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 41
From the parent, student & teacher data . . .
How well is your school doing in
preparing you/...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 42
From the parent, student & teacher data . . .
How well is your school doing in
preparing your...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 43
Leveraging Parent Viewpoints
How would you use this kind of data in your
school, district or ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 44
Leveraging Parent Viewpoints
How would you use this kind of data in your school,
district or ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 45
Leveraging Parent Viewpoints
How would you use this kind of data in your school,
district or ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 46
Leveraging Parent Viewpoints
How would you use this kind of data in your school,
district or ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 47
Leveraging Parent Viewpoints
How would you use this kind of data in your school,
district or ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 48
Leveraging Parent Viewpoints
How would you use this kind of data in your school,
district or ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 49
Leveraging Parent Viewpoints
How would you use this kind of data in your school,
district or ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 50
Speak Up News
Briefings & Conferences including podcast of the
Congressional Briefing – visit...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 51
Speak Up 2007
Online surveys for K-12 students, teachers, parents (in
English & Spanish) and ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 52
Speak Up 2007
Sponsors:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 53
Speak Up 2007
Champion Outreach Partners:
National School Boards Association (NSBA)
State Edu...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2007 54
Speak Up 2007
Have a voice in national discussions
Learn about the ideas of your own stakehol...
Julie Evans
Chief Executive Officer
949-609-4660
jevans@tomorrow.org
Thank you for your participation today.
It has been o...
Copyright Project Tomorrow 2007.
This work is the intellectual property of the author.
Permission is granted for this mate...
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  1. 1. Welcome to: Parents “Speak Up” About Technology and 21st Century Skills NSBA T+L Conference 2007 Nashville, TN October 17, 2007 Julie Evans
  2. 2. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 2 Today’s Workshop Goals Learn about Speak Up Research Project and the 2006 Parent Data Findings Compare parent views with student and teacher views Understand how schools are leveraging parents’ ideas Discuss the value in your school or district Plan to participate in Speak Up 2007
  3. 3. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 3 What is Speak Up? • Annual national research project – Online surveys – Open for all K-12 schools – Schools/districts get their own data for planning and budgeting – Facilitated by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit group • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations – Students, Teachers, Parents and School Leaders • Inform policies & programs – Analysis and reporting – Services: custom reports, consulting with schools, Speak Up Your Way! • 5 years of strong national participation – since 2003: – 795,000 K-12 students – 48,000 teachers – 15,000 parents – 10,000 schools – all 50 states, DC + DOD schools
  4. 4. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 4 Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) - a national education nonprofit organization Our strengths: Provide national leadership to improve education Incubate and replicate science, math & technology programs that engage K-12 students Leverage online tools, resources and events to build local capacities Conduct national research to inform and stimulate new discussions around education topics
  5. 5. “Technology has changed the way I deliver content to students and the products I expect back from students. The use of technology is more consistent with how the students interact with the world and with what will be expected of them in the future.” High School Science Teacher with 16+ years of teaching experience Daviess County, Kentucky
  6. 6. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 6 Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Participation Overview: 232,781 K-12 students, 21,272 teachers & 15,316 parents Students: Elementary (pre K-Gr 5) – 43% Middle School (Gr 6-8) – 35% High School (Gr 9-12) – 21% 50% Girls – 50% Boys Teachers: 80% - Classroom assignment 36% - 4 to 15 years experience 42% - have Masters’ Degree Parents: 29% member of a PTA/PTO/Booster Club 13% volunteer regularly @ school
  7. 7. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 7 Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Participation Overview: All 50 states, DC, Canada, Mexico & American DOD schools Top 10 states: TX, IL, CA, MD, AL, NC, FL, MA, VA, MI Top School District: Chicago Public Schools School demographics*: 2800 schools 96% public schools – 4% private schools Urban (1/3) Rural (1/3) Suburban (1/3) % of schools that are Title 1 eligible = 41% % of schools w/majority minority school population = 43% * NCES Common Core of Data 2003/2004
  8. 8. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 8 Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 • The survey question themes: Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills Communications, Connections & Self-Expression Math & Science Instruction Global Collaborations Competitiveness & Workforce Preparedness Designing Schools of the Future What can we learn from the parents’ point of view – and comparatively with student and teacher ideas?
  9. 9. What is the #1 thing that your school can do to make sure your child is well prepared to compete for jobs in the future and to be good citizens of the world?
  10. 10. What is the #1 thing that your school can do to make sure your child is well prepared to compete for jobs in the future and to be good citizens of the world? “Inspire a child to have a love for learning.” Mother of a Florida Virtual School Student
  11. 11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 11 Let’s talk about . . . Activities, Attitudes & Aspirations Disconnects & Differences Leverage Points for the Data
  12. 12. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 12 Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Preliminary key findings from the student data: • Communications is #1 • Online connected-ness creating new “friends” • Online safety & privacy are not top student concerns • Students say: “Make science & math relevant!” • Youngest learners are very tech sophisticated • Continued disconnect between students & adults
  13. 13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 13 Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Key findings from the teacher data: • Impact of technology – “teaching & instructional support” • Time is still the #1 obstacle to using tech more in school (Not enough time for science either) • Online safety & privacy are top concerns for student tech use • Teachers embracing email as key tool for parent communications • Impact of professional development • Majority don’t believe schools are doing a good job preparing kids for 21st century
  14. 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 14 Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Key findings from the parent data: • Satisfaction with school technology? Mixed results. • Strong preferences for home-school connections • Online safety & privacy concerns for student tech use • Support students having cell phones @ school • Value math & science for all students – Concerned about global job competition • Surprising result regarding local schools and preparing kids for 21st century jobs
  15. 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 15 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Three categories for findings: Technology for Learning Home-School Communications 21st Century Skills & Jobs of the Future
  16. 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 16 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Parents and technology – what tools are they using? • Use a computer weekly – 97% • Use a cell phone weekly – 95% • Use a digital camera – 66% • Play video games – 25%
  17. 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 17 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Parents and technology – in a typical week . . . • Use a computer – 97% • Use a cell phone – 95% • Use a digital camera – 66% • Play video games – 25% • Send an email – 97% • Visit school or district websites – 70% • Visit news websites – 62% • Send an instant message – 30% • Visit a personal website (MySpace) – 13%
  18. 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 18 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Parents and technology – in a typical week . . . • Use a computer – 97% • Use a cell phone – 95% • Use a digital camera – 66% • Play video games – 25% • Send an email – 97% • Visit school or district websites – 70% • Visit news websites – 62% • Send an instant message – 30% • Visit a personal website (MySpace) – 13% 53% said they are average tech users
  19. 19. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 19 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Questions for thought & discussion: Are your students’ parents satisfied with technology at school? In what areas are they dissatisfied? How would they like their children to interact with technology at your school? What is the impact of their satisfaction level?
  20. 20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 20 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Technology at my child’s school? “I am satisfied with . . .” • Amount of technology available to students • Internet safety and privacy of personal information
  21. 21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 21 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Technology at my child’s school? “I am satisfied with . . .” • Amount of technology available to students • Internet safety and privacy of personal information “I am dissatisfied with . . .” • Priority placed on tech use • Technology integration into subject areas • Amount of time spent using technology
  22. 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 22 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Technology at my child’s school? Parent question: What if you were on a tech committee, what would be a good investment to improve student achievement? What would your school’s parents say?
  23. 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 23 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Technology at my child’s school? What if you were on a tech committee, what would be a good investment to improve student achievement? 1. Computers in classrooms – 61% 2. Software to support academics – 60% 3. A useful school website – 60% 4. Advanced computer classes – 55% 5. Tools to help parents and teachers communicate – 51% 6. Online classes for students – 42%
  24. 24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 24 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Online classes for students Why would you want your child to take an online class? 58% 53% 48% 39% 31% 24% 21% 11% 8% 8% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% To get extra help in a subject he or she is having trouble with If my child was absent for a long period of time due to health or other circumstances. To take a class in a subject that's not offered at his or her school. To take advanced classes or AP classes for college credit. To get more individual attention from a teacher online To help fit coursework into a busy schedule. Because he or she likes to work independently. To keep my child at school if he/she were at risk for dropping out. To experience online style learning. I cannot think of a good reason
  25. 25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 25 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Online classes for students Teacher’s View of Value: • To get extra help in a subject • Class not offered at the school • Work at own pace • For students who are out of school due to illness
  26. 26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 26 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Online classes for students Student’s View of Value: 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Extra help Get class Own pace Interest AP class Schedule Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
  27. 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 27 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Communications & cell phones “Students should be allowed to bring cell phones to school for emergencies and to connect with parents” Students: 82% - grades 6-12 Parents: 77% Teachers: 56%
  28. 28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 28 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Communications via email Students: • Email weekly – 77% • Email or IM teacher – 25% Parents: • Email weekly – 97% • Want emails from teachers Teachers: • Email with parents – 64% • Email with students – 28%
  29. 29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 29 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings How do your students’ parents want to hear about events, news, homework etc?  Flyers sent home  School/district website postings  Emails – to home addresses  Emails – to work addresses  Phone calls  School portal  Teacher’s blog updated daily  Information mailed home
  30. 30. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 30 How do you want to hear from your child’s school? School Communications Tools 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Parents Flyers/Newsletters Website postings Emails to home Emails to work Phone calls School portal Teacher's blog Info mailed home
  31. 31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 31 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings What information do parents want to access online? My child’s attendance, grades 87% School calendar, news, reminders 81% Homework assignments 77% Teacher blog of daily or weekly lessons 59% Bulletin board or email link with teacher 51% Resources to help parents 51% Powerpoints and materials from lessons 49% Comparative test scores 39%
  32. 32. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 32 Concerns about Online Use Student Tech Use Concerns 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Gr 6-12 Students Teachers Parents Cyberbullying Privacy Spam Bad websites Digital equity Online cheating Girls & Tech Predators Too much time
  33. 33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 33 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings What concerns you about your child’s future? – Getting into a good college (44%) – Having to compete with better educated global workers (37%) – Need more than college to get a good job (31%) – Too much time on testing (27%) – Not being able to afford a home (21%) – My child not doing as well as I did (18%)
  34. 34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 34 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Do you think having a good understanding of math and science is important for your child’s future? Yes ? No ? Maybe ?
  35. 35. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 35 Speak Up 2006 – Parent Findings Do you think having a good understanding of math and science is important for your child’s future? If interested in a job – 22% If my child likes the subjects – 11% For college plans – 29% To develop problem solving & critical thinking skills – 47% All students – YES – 55%
  36. 36. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 36 21st Century Skills: Which ones are most important? Critical thinking Problem solving Teamwork Global awareness Communications Financial literacy Independent learning Work ethic Creativity Technology skills
  37. 37. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 37 21st Century Skills: Which ones are most important? Critical thinking Problem solving Teamwork Global awareness Communications Financial literacy Independent learning Work ethic Creativity Technology skills To Students? To Parents? To Teachers?
  38. 38. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 38 21st Century Skills: Which ones are most important? Parents: #1 – Critical thinking #2 – Problem solving #3 – Work ethic
  39. 39. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 39 21st Century Skills: Which ones are most important? Parents: #1 – Critical thinking #2 – Problem solving #3 – Work ethic Teachers: #1 – Critical thinking #2 – Problem solving #3 – Technology skills
  40. 40. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 40 21st Century Skills: Which ones are most important? Parents: #1 – Critical thinking #2 – Problem solving #3 – Work ethic Teachers: #1 – Critical thinking #2 – Problem solving #3 – Technology skills Students: #1 Tied: Critical thinking & Technology skills
  41. 41. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 41 From the parent, student & teacher data . . . How well is your school doing in preparing you/children/students to compete for the jobs and careers of the 21st century? Response “Yes” Students – 38% Parents – 48% Teachers – 47%
  42. 42. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 42 From the parent, student & teacher data . . . How well is your school doing in preparing your children/students to compete for the jobs and careers of the 21st century? Response “Yes” Students – 38% Parents – 48% Teachers – 47% Over 50% of parents and teachers & 62% of high school students believe their schools are not doing a good job.
  43. 43. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 43 Leveraging Parent Viewpoints How would you use this kind of data in your school, district or community? How would you define the value of the data? How can you gain access to this kind of information?
  44. 44. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 44 Leveraging Parent Viewpoints How would you use this kind of data in your school, district or community? • To develop stronger home-school connections
  45. 45. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 45 Leveraging Parent Viewpoints How would you use this kind of data in your school, district or community? • To develop stronger home-school connections • To “testdrive” a parent tech advisory council
  46. 46. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 46 Leveraging Parent Viewpoints How would you use this kind of data in your school, district or community? • To develop stronger home-school connections • To “testdrive” a parent tech advisory council • To gain parent financial support
  47. 47. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 47 Leveraging Parent Viewpoints How would you use this kind of data in your school, district or community? • To develop stronger home-school connections • To “testdrive” a parent tech advisory council • To gain parent financial support • To learn about tech use at home
  48. 48. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 48 Leveraging Parent Viewpoints How would you use this kind of data in your school, district or community? • To develop stronger home-school connections • To “testdrive” a parent tech advisory council • To gain parent financial support • To learn about tech use at home • As political cover/clout with legislators
  49. 49. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 49 Leveraging Parent Viewpoints How would you use this kind of data in your school, district or community? • To develop stronger home-school connections • To “testdrive” a parent tech advisory council • To gain parent financial support • To learn about tech use at home • As political cover/clout with legislators • Input for new policies/programs
  50. 50. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 50 Speak Up News Briefings & Conferences including podcast of the Congressional Briefing – visit www.tomorrow.org New reports: Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning (done in conjunction with Blackboard Inc.) How Students Want to Learn Science & Math (done in conjunction with PASCO scientific)
  51. 51. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 51 Speak Up 2007 Online surveys for K-12 students, teachers, parents (in English & Spanish) and school leaders All US and Canadian schools can participate – activate your pre-registration at www.netdayspeakup.org/ This year’s survey question themes: •Learning & Teaching with Technology •Web 2.0 in education •21st Century Skills •Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness •Online Learning •Emerging Technologies in the Classroom •Designing the Ultimate School of the Future
  52. 52. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 52 Speak Up 2007 Sponsors:
  53. 53. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 53 Speak Up 2007 Champion Outreach Partners: National School Boards Association (NSBA) State Education Technology Directors’ Assocation (SETDA) Consortium on School Networking (CoSN) + 100 other nonprofit partners
  54. 54. (c) Project Tomorrow 2007 54 Speak Up 2007 Have a voice in national discussions Learn about the ideas of your own stakeholders How? Participating schools and districts get free online access to your own quantitative data – with national benchmark data Surveys open: October 15 – December 15
  55. 55. Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer 949-609-4660 jevans@tomorrow.org Thank you for your participation today. It has been our pleasure to learn from you. We look forward to working with you in 2007-2008.
  56. 56. Copyright Project Tomorrow 2007. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.
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