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Common Core State Standards

While teachers and classrooms are doing everything they can to differentiate and personalize instruction for every student, policy-makers are focusing on creating uniform standards across the map. Are these seemingly divergent paths moving in the right direction?


As a trend or hot-topic in education, common core standards have always been one of those ideas that resurface every few years. This time, they are  gaining momentum and taking hold across the nation.

This summer, teachers’ voices will be heard well beyond the confines of a classroom.


Frustrated educators have organized the Save Our Schools: March and National Call to Action to give the power of numbers to their opinions on education reform Saturday, July 30.

Online Lesson Share

MIAMI (AP) — Discussing education reform at Stanford University last year, the leader of one of the nation's largest teacher unions decided to turn the tables and ask a question of the audience.


"You're all technology people," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. "Could you actually help us?"

Blended Learning Video

In the Education Week video, students and teachers at Mott Hall V Middle School in New York City discuss blended learning environments, which combine online learning and face-to-face instruction.

Teaching with iPads

STERLING, IL -- Franklin Elementary School students say they like playing games on the school's new iPads. But their teachers say they only think they're playing games: Actually, they're learning.


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