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Standards Spotlight: Mastering Reading Standard 2

By: Ray Reutzel. Here are tips and strategies to help educators and school leaders create learning experiences for students to help them more successfully demonstrate mastery of common core reading standard 2.

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TrueSchool Engages EDesigners in Innovation Lab

TrueSchool convenes 135 educators from 40 schools in Chicago to create and implement transformational innovations in student learning for classrooms and schools.

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Diving Into Project-Based Learning? Heed these 7 Warnings

You see, creativity is not immune to the challenges that bond forward thinkers and risk-takers to their authentic ideas and handiwork. Au contraire, my colleagues, the hazards of embarking on a journey with your students to demonstrate mastery of curricula and to showcase talent can be likened to skydiving from 13,000 ...

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Another MDRC Study Confirms Wisdom of New Small High Schools

New MDRC study confirms what we knew a decade ago -- small high schools, “Have markedly increased graduation rates for disadvantaged students of color, many of whom start high school below grade level.”

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Smart List: 50 Great Blogs & Blasts

The 2nd Annual "Smart List" Awards continues with 50 thought leading blogs, blasts and EdTech sites you should be plugged in to.

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Digital Learning Now!

Digital Learning Now! is a national campaign to advance policies that will create a high quality digital learning environment to better prepare students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and careers.

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Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps

In the third of three posts on principal preparation and development Tom shares Best practices, next steps and recommendations to preparing principals to boost the achievement of American students.

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Legos and Math: A Connection Worth Building On

Legos and math, the two seem to be an obvious connection — one that many of us have stumbled across during one pinterest search or another. Truth is, Legos can be more than the simple manipulative tool that we find on pins and blogs across the internet. They are definitely powerful as a manipulative, but their capabi...

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