Phi Delta Kappan featured a great piece on how Colorado and Kentucky have collaborated to develop rigorous, creative assignments and assessments for their students. These high-quality units are possible because both states use Common Core State Standards, the academic standards developed by states, education experts, and teachers to create a consistent set of […]
Over 75 people attended Pittsfield school board meeting on Thursday to voice their support for the high school, reported the Concord Monitor. The meeting followed a decision by the town’s select committee to explore whether to close the school and send students to a different district: “Don’t the people in town […]
Pittsfield select board is considering closing the district’s high school, which has undergone a complete transformation and is a national model for student-centered learning.
New Hampshire’s PACE program is getting a lot of attention from other states hoping to move away from standardized testing.
“We live in a world of rapid technological change, and our nation’s continued prosperity rests on how we can use technology to innovate.”
By letting go of definitions, schools can find ways to personalize their classrooms that work on their terms.
Student-centered learning means supporting learners, making student work practical, and integrating student passions and interests into the classroom. That was the focus of a recent national conference of education innovators in Boston, wrote The Modesto Bee.
“There is pretty broad agreement that the Common Core is a really strong foundation for any high standards if the state wants to maintain competitiveness, recruit employers, and do all the things they need to do for the economy.”
“The freedom of choosing projects based on my learning style allowed me to learn more about myself as well as the subjects.”
Students will literally interact with history as they listen to and ask questions Holocaust survivor Kati Preston.