Capturing student learning and growth through competency and portfolio grading

As learning environments become more focused on group work to nurture high-demand skills--like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving, one of the top concerns is how...

Stereotypical gender roles could be affecting math achievement in wealthy, suburban districts

In many cases, girls outperform boys in most subjects in early grades. But according to a new study from Stanford, boys outperform girls in...
Matt Guruge

Guest Blog: Matt Guruge, CEO of Awato is on a mission to help other...

We recently met Matt Guruge, CEO, and Co-Founder of Awato, an online service that helps students identify career paths that match their interests and...
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Emotional intelligence among top skills employers are seeking

Companies are frequently citing emotional intelligence as one of the top characteristics they are looking for in prospective employees. In fact, a 2011 survey...
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ELOs help to personalize learning and provide more opportunities in small rural schools

Extended Learning Opportunities allow students to earn class credit and meet learning competencies through personalized experiences that often take place outside of the classroom. As...

Event Announcement: Understood.org IEP Binder Building Party

Understood.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free resources and support to parents of children with learning and attention issues is hosting an IEP...

DATE CHANGE: Citizen’s Town Hall on Education in Somersworth

CITIZENS’ TOWN HALL ON EDUCATION  Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. Mulligan's Grill Somersworth Career and Technical Center 18 Cemetery Road, Somersworth, NH 03878   NOTICE OF DATE CHANGE: Due...

Family & community engagement can lead to improved student & school outcomes

According to the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), engaging families and the community in their children's education is associated with improved academic outcomes, more positive...

Resources for helping students cope with traumatic events

Traumatic events can impact the children we care about in various ways. Here is a list of resources, organizations, and hotlines to help educators,...

The Bell Curve is Nonsense

The “Bell Curve” has dominated how we think about learning and assessment and significantly limits the potential of our children. We know all kids...

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