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In the new PACE assessments, students must prove they can apply concepts rather than...

Souheghan High School, Spaulding High School in Rochester, and Concord High School all have something in common--they've moved to competency-based performance assessments. The Concord...

Building writing skills by giving students more and better feedback

What's the best way to improve student writing and literacy skills? Most educators would say practice. Encouraging students to write in a variety of...

Not your average summer school: Pittsfield Middle High School offers engaging, exciting summer learning...

Summer school usually gives students a feeling of angst. But Pittsfield Middle High School, in its commitment to anytime, anywhere learning, has transformed the idea...

Great new toolkit to help teachers personalize learning for each student

New Hampshire schools are moving beyond one-size-fits-all toward competency based education and student centered learning.  Many teachers are ready to move from teaching at...

Next Gen Science Standards in the classroom: Integrating crosscutting science disciplines in a high...

Kentucky science teacher Tricia Shelton integrates the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into her curriculum by having students design a science project that combines life...

Public schools work with local universities to implement NGSS strategies into existing curriculum

Seattle and Renton Public Schools are partnering with the University of Washington to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into their existing curriculum...

Blended Learning 101: How to implement blended learning models in your classroom

The Relay Graduate School of Education is offering a free online module on how teachers can implement blended learning concepts into their everyday teaching,...

Leading with a question: Inquiry-based learning at Pittsfield Middle High School

In this Pittsfield Middle High School English class, students ask: why am I here? Teacher Jenny Wellington guides students through the unit, challenging students...

Extended Learning Opportunities put students' passions and interests at the center of their learning...

Pittsfield Middle High School has been a statewide and national model for anytime, anywhere learning with Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs).  Whether its early childhood...

Pittsfield Superintendent: District turned schools around with competency-based education

In response to a previous student's letter to the editor of the Concord Monitor, Pittsfield Superintendent John J. Freeman brought attention to the district's...