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In Boston, students studied Langston Hughes’ poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” as part of a unit on African American history.
Using the Arts to Turn Schools Around
Evidence builds in favor of integrating arts for positive outcomes
Ask students and parents how the arts are seen in their schools, and many will say that they are treated as add-on enrichment programs. But a new national initiative is betting that a full embrace of the arts can be an effective core turnaround strategy for schools with low achievement.
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Scientists and teachers target middle school as the place to start
An interview with Richard J. Murnane
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“Enrichment” model puts content learning front and center for ELL students
One small change can yield big results
Five Smart Ways to Deploy Tablets
Two and a half years ago, the Roslyn (NY) Public School district was one of the first districts in the nation to launch a “one-to-one” computer tablet initiative in which each student was issued his or her own device. Beginning with 75 ninth graders in 2011–2012, all 1,100 high school students in Roslyn have had their own iPads since September 2013.
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