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PreK students in Boston Public Schools practice with patterns in preparation for Common Core math standards.
Common Core for Young Learners
Educators tackle challenges in the early grades
At Cesar E. Chávez Multicultural Academic Center on Chicago’s Southwest Side, teachers are in the thick of implementing the Common Core State Standards. While it’s a tough task for everyone, the teachers of the youngest students face special challenges.
Educators use age-old questions to spark high-level thinking and discussion
Schools integrate daily routines for social-emotional learning with academics
Tackling problems of practice with teachers
An interview with Richard J. Murnane
Scientists and teachers target middle school as the place to start
“Real-world” projects link research and practice
An interview with Pedro Noguera
Schools volunteer to test their students against global competitors
Getting girls to embrace a new basic skill
Most Viewed Articles
A new framework for reaching troubled students
One small change can yield big results
Why Meetings Matter
Every day, millions of people gather in classrooms, faculty rooms, boardrooms, and (sometimes virtual) conference rooms to tackle problems that are so big that no individual can solve them alone. How to prepare students to thrive in a knowledge economy and rapidly developing world, how to support teachers in transforming their practice, how to create policy that drives opportunity and access for every learner—addressing each of these would truly make a big difference in learning and teaching. But although some of the meetings that could take on these issues are stimulating opportunities for generating ideas and creating solutions, many are not.
The fact is, meetings matter.
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