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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?

 

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The core curriculum just got a little cooler, thanks to Mr. Duey.

 

Daniel "DJ" Duey brings his love of rap into the classroom into his 7th grade math class in Michigan to tremendous results. After his videos...

I recently watched a feature on PBS which followed two principals over the course of a year. I was struck by a question that one of principals asked her teachers, something along the lines of, “write down the name of your weakest student and what she or he specifically needs to work on to...

Are essays really the only way?

 

It hits me about once a year that writing literary analysis essays about whether or not Piggy in The Lord of the Flies is a round or flat character, may not be an essential skill to get a young person through life.

 

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After nearly 40 years involved in education trying to improve and promote Spanish literacy instruction and biliteracy education, Dr. Jilly Kerpa Mora recently received the Two-way California Association for Bilingual Education 2009 Promoting Biliteracy Award.

 

Dr. Mora shares...

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