Pre-#EIE14 Experience: Blended D.C. Policy Hackathon

Team Getting Smart joins fellow EdLeaders in Washington for a hackathon on policy levers and potential barriers that may enable or inhibit next gen models in states.

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Standards Spotlight: Mastering Reading Standard 5

By: D. Ray Reutzel. From word choices and literary elements, foreshadowing and similes, to global text organization structures, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Anchor Standard 5 is all about analyzing texts for structural components.

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Building Student-Centered High School Math Classrooms

Student-centered learning provides huge promise for a shift in the way that students engage with math — both academically and emotionally. Here we look at recent research to support the idea that a personalized approach to mathematics increases student understanding and happiness.

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Standards Spotlight: Mastering Reading Standard 7

By: Maureen McLaughlin. CCSS Reading Anchor Standard 7 is often cited. But in today's multimodal world, students’ ability to problem solve using diverse media couldn't be more important.

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Rand Study Says Personalized Learning Boosts Academic Gains

A Gates Foundation funded report indicated that public charter school students are making greater gains in math and reading than similar students at comparable schools.

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Curriculum Associates designs research-based, print and online instructional materials, assessment tools, and data management resources. We believe every student deserves the chance to succeed and with our easy-to-use i-Ready®, Ready®,and BRIGANCE® programs, we strive to make a meaningful impact on student outcomes.



100 Schools Worth Visiting

Based on a couple thousand school visits and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled a list of 100 schools worth visiting.

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Standards Spotlight: Mastering Reading Standard 9

By: Brenda J. Overturf. Tips, strategies and tools for educators and administrators to help students master common core reading standard #9.

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