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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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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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Focus on Teachers: Teacher Colleague Circle on Universal Design for Learning

One ECET2 Colleague Circle shares their experience of visiting the CHIME Institute Charter School to see UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in action.

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Making College Aspirations a Reality: Through Hope and Cold, Hard Cash

One program in Washington state is helping more students get to college.

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A Lesson on the Common Core

What exactly are the Common Core State Standards? This explains it.

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