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March 03, 2014

ELL Group Struggles to Find Test-Takers in Busy Field Testing Season

A group of 35 states that are jointly developing new English-language proficiency assessments are having a tough time finding schools willing to try out the field tests this spring.

March 01, 2014

How Implementation Problems Bedevil New Ed. Initiatives

The merits of certain state education mandates become lost when implementation goes awry and leaves educators in a bind.

February 28, 2014

Designing Infographics for Common-Core Instruction

Easel.ly, a website for designing graphics, demonstrates in a blog series how educators can use infographics in aligning reading and literature instruction to the Common Core State Standards.

February 27, 2014

Are Teachers Happy With CCSS Implementation? Survey Offers Another Answer

A national survey of some 20,000 teachers finds generally positive opinions about the common core.

February 26, 2014

Welcome to Learning Deeply

Welcome to a discussion on what knowledge and skills all students should develop and challenges to developing these abilities.

February 24, 2014

Language Supports for English-Learners Ready for Smarter Balanced Field Tests

Teachers, students, and parents can practice using the language-support features such as native-language glossaries in advance of the upcoming field tests.

February 24, 2014

N.Y. Governor Slams Board of Regents

After voting on 18 recommendations, the Board of Regents were told by Governor Cuomo that it was too little too late.

February 20, 2014

Calling Common-Core Implementation 'Botched' NEA Calls for Changes

In another sign of unease about the common core from teachers' unions, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has expressed concerns about how the standards have been introduced.

February 19, 2014

NEA Calls for Course Correction on 'Botched' Common Core

The NEA slams common-core implementation and makes recommendations for improving it.

February 19, 2014

Eight Principles of Productive Gamification

Using games to promote learning isn't a new idea. But the widespread use of game-based adaptive learning systems, the explosion of mobile-learning applications, and the growing use of game-based strategies makes gamification one of the most important education trends of this decade.

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