A hands-on workshop in Mexico on integrating the arts in humanities instruction broadened one teacher's idea of how to engage students in learning about literature.

Developing students' civic competence means more than teaching them facts and encouraging them to vote, says Stephen Hamilton of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.

For a senior at High Tech High Chula Vista, a senior project provided inspiration, support, and opportunities for introspection.

There is great interest in revamping career and technical education, but programs must be developed carefully to ensure students have equitable opportunities for deeper learning.

The passage of the Every Child Succeeds Act creates opportunities to advance conditions that support deeper learning, writes Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.

Kathleen Cushman suggests ways schools can help teenagers negotiate the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

In interviews with students, Kathleen Cushman discovers how teachers make them feel welcome in school and engaged in learning.

New federal law creates opportunitiues for states to integrate new forms of assessment into state systems and measure a broader range of student competencies.

Measures such as grades, coursework, and authentic performances can provide a better picture of students' opportunities for deeper learning, according to Soung Bae of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).

A test of literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills shows college-bound and white young adults perform far better than high school graduates and young adults of color.


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