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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. Continue

Current Articles

Engaging Young Minds with Philosophy

Educators use age-old questions to spark high-level thinking and discussion

Making School a Calmer Place to Learn

Schools integrate daily routines for social-emotional learning with academics

School-Based Instructional Rounds

Tackling problems of practice with teachers

TED-ifying School

Five Smart Ways to Deploy Tablets

Income Inequality and the Future of Public Education

An interview with Richard J. Murnane

Teaching Climate Change

Scientists and teachers target middle school as the place to start

District-Based Dissertations

“Real-world” projects link research and practice

Educating Boys of Color

An interview with Pedro Noguera

Quietly, a New Test Gains Advocates

Schools volunteer to test their students against global competitors

Computer Science for Everyone?

Getting girls to embrace a new basic skill

The Elusive Quest for Deeper Learning

Why Meetings Matter

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“Trauma-Sensitive Schools”

A new framework for reaching troubled students

Five Easy Ways to Connect with Students

Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice

Promoting Moral Development in Schools

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

One small change can yield big results

Why Meetings Matter

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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Inside School Turnarounds

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Spotlight on Student Engagement, Motivation, and Achievement

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