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Rural Schools Benefit From Higher Standards

May 11, 2015

On the rural Hawaiian island of Molokai, the Common Core is helping students prepare for college and careers that may be far from home. For teachers, the standards are fostering greater collaboration. According to educator Loretta Labrador, “A common set of standards also allows teachers across the country to participate in a…

Digital Literacy Tools Aid Young Readers

May 11, 2015

Cross-posted on Impatient Optimists Being able to read well opens whole new worlds to students. Literacy is crucial to mastery of any subject and to success in college and career. But it is also a door to the imagination, to stories, and to knowledge about the world—a way to experience a…

California Math Teacher: Common Core Adds Up

May 11, 2015

California elementary school teacher and mathematics specialist voices her support for the new math standards that force students to think deeply about concepts and follow a logical track in building math skills. Source: Redlands Daily Facts

When Districts and Charters Partner—the Sky is the Limit

May 11, 2015

Districts and charter schools across the country are coming together in partnership, sharing best practices and resources while helping each other problem-solve with the goal of improving outcomes for every child they serve. The SKY partnership is a collaboration uniting two charter school networks (KIPP and YES Prep), and the Spring…