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June 23, 2015

Why One District Added Another Test

Why one school district added yet another assessment to an already full testing docket.

June 23, 2015

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.

June 18, 2015

CTE and STEM Education: Two Sides of the Same Vital Coin

As more states, districts, and schools seek to increase STEM education, many are already offering innovative career and technical education (CTE) programs that impart critical academic and employability skills.

June 09, 2015

Prioritizing Basic Education and Global Competence: Papua New Guinea

For many education systems, there is a common perception that a basic education must be offered before they can even begin thinking about integrating 21st century skills. Yet, making a quality 21st century education a pillar of an expanding system provides many opportunities.

June 02, 2015

Technology Is Vital to Understanding Art

Most U.S. students don't have the opportunity to come into contact with art, because they either don't have access - or more often, they don't feel like they have access. Here are strategies and free resources to help.

May 21, 2015

Making Sense of 21st Century Competencies

As the list of 21st century skills grows, we need new ways to connect them to each other and attach them to longstanding psychological constructs.

May 18, 2015

Jaime Casap Explains Why Global Competence Matters: It's Not Really a Small World

In education, we often talk about how it's critical it is to teach our students the "Four C's": communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. While I agree these are critical competencies our students should master, what we miss in this discussion is an emphasis on another very important C, global competency.

May 13, 2015

Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability

Measures used to assess student progress in development of social and emotional traits are limited and should not be used to penalize or compare schools, Angela Duckworth and David Yeager wrote.

April 24, 2015

Engineering Challenges Promote 21st-Century Skills and Engage Youth

Engaging in engineering activities offer a meaningful way for youth to develop 21st century skills. Included is a list of useful resources that you can implement in your program.

April 23, 2015

Teacher Develops Curriculum to Deepen Digital Understanding

Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.

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