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June 01, 2020Amplifying Student Voice Through Their PublicationsType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentAmy Besler, director of secondary education in Elk Grove, Calif., sees major upsides to encouraging students to exercise their voices through school publications.
June 01, 2020Student Journalism as a Route to Civic EngagementType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentAs superintendent in Lordstown, Ohio, Terry Armstrong promoted student journalism as a vehicle for civic learning.
June 01, 2020Our Actionable Routes to Deeper LearningType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentSuperintendent Jason Glass expects teachers to assign student tasks that contribute to deeper learning in the Jefferson County, Colo., Public Schools.
March 01, 2020In Defense of Assessment: A Food MetaphorType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentStudent grading practices have become like our eating habits: a consumption of low-value products.
January 01, 2020Be the Champion! When It Comes to Special EducationType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & Assessment EquityWhat every superintendent can do to improve learning by students with disabilities
January 01, 2020'I'm Afraid There Has Been a Mistake'Type:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentSchools move to fully include students with emotional, intellectual and developmental disabilities and to right educational wrongs
January 01, 2020Students Directing Individualized Education ProgramsType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & Assessment EquityGrowing movement in school districts enable those with disabilities to lead their own planning meetings
January 01, 2020The Person-Centered Appeal of the Student-Led IEPType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & Assessment EquityAs public education trends toward a more personalized approach to learning, progressive practices for students with disabilities are evolving to emphasize student voice, self-determination and a customized approach to college/career/life planning
November 01, 2019Strides in Reading: Classroom Libraries for Every ReaderType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentIn one New Jersey district, students learn how to choose books at their independent and instructional reading levels.
November 01, 2019Investment in Teaching Literacy Begins With CoachesType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentDeeper, real-time learning described in a medical journal detailed benefits that teachers could experience right in their classrooms while working with their students.
November 01, 2019Scaling Literacy Through Reading ScienceType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentThe timing is right to apply these ideas in every classroom, says Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s academic officer
November 01, 2019The Value of a Holistic Approach to Reading and WritingType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentLeading reform requires clear, concise communication and adequate support and follow through to staff across the organization.
November 01, 2019All Hands on Deck for LiteracyTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentTo raise levels of all students, Bangor schools hired literacy coaches, improved teachers’ skills and involved all building staff in the process
November 01, 2019Leading Literacy Across the DisciplinesType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentDistricts in Maryland and Michigan start small with a WestEd program to build content-area learning in the upper grades
November 01, 2019Balanced LiteracyType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentA Teachers College professor introduces her break-the-odds project that teaches writing and reading with rigor
October 01, 2019Mind the Disruption of Personalized LearningType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & Assessment TechnologySchool technology as the enabler and the disruptor.
October 01, 2019Radical Change Through the Practice of 'Making'Type:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentDeveloping lifelong competencies while engaging learners in their passions
June 01, 2019One Parent's Paradox: Pushing Academics or Personal Competencies?Type:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentAcademic glory doesn’t always pave the way for a well-lived life
May 01, 2019The Piñata Theory of School ReformType:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & Assessment District & School OperationsThe misapplication of NAEP testing results to beat on the public schools in expectation of goodies tumbling forth
May 01, 2019What's Inequitable About Averaging Performance?Type:
ArticleTopics: Curriculum & AssessmentYou’re teaching a unit on a specific skill, and during the unit, one student earns the following sequence of scores on graded assessments: 64, 70, 78, 90, 98. What grade should the student receive for that unit?
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