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Common Core: Don’t Lose Momentum Now

More than 80 percent of students say they expect to go to college, but less than 40 percent of adults have an associate’s degree or higher. It’s clear that we need to do something—something big—to prepare America’s students to achieve the American dream. Fortunately, we already have.

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Listen to Teachers – Thoughts on Digital Classroom Tools

There’s a lot of talk these days about technology in the classroom…what works, what doesn’t…is it good or bad? Amidst all the discussion and debate, we believe teachers and students are the most important voices.

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Building Teacher Heroes

Teacher Michael Dunlea exemplifies leadership.

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Embracing Better Measurement and Transparency in Higher Education

It is time we had a serious conversation about using a set of common measures applied across all of higher education. In order to support the field in embracing better measurement and transparency, I encourage you to read the following op-ed that I recently published with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Focus on Teachers: Colleague Circle Puts Common Core in Action K-3

Margaret Box leads a group of teachers from across the country to collaborate on a set of exemplary videos of kids engaged in the Common Core.

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Mountaintop Reflections: What Do You Do When Opportunity Knocks?

I joined more than 300 teachers at the 2014 Snowbird Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2 - pronounced EE-Set two or EE-Set squared) conference. For two and a half exciting and inspiring days the energy and creativity of the ECET2 experience was palpable.

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