Personalized Learning

More and more schools are implementing personalized learning programs. Janet Pittock, Curriculum Director, and Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Director of Professional Learning – McGraw Hill Education recently wrote an article for EdNet on this very topic. In her article, she tells how recent survey results show that 86% of district leaders have already implemented…
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Tracking Community Service Hours

Michele Pitman, founder of intelliVOL and creator of x2VOL, recently published an article about the importance of accurately tracking community service hours for college applicants. We tend to think having volunteer and community service hours will give you a leg up on those who don't when applying to colleges or…
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Preparing Graduates for College & Careers

Are today's graduates truly prepared for college, careers, and life after high school? That's the question Cheryl Vedoe, CEO Apex Learning, recently addressed in her article for EdNet. She mentions that even though the national dropout rate has decreased and graduation rates have increased over the past 10 years there…
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Reading Crisis & Learning

We have a reading crisis here in America. We all know that without learning to read proficiently, students are not able to excel in any of their other core subjects. In today's world, ALL students must learn to read. There just is no other option. As you can imagine, reading…
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Gates Foundation to Fund School Networks

The Gates Foundation is planning to fund school networks. In fact, over the next five years they expect to commit $1.7 billion to K-12. 60% of which will be devoted to curriculum development as well as a new network building initiative. 15% will be directed to charter schools. The remaining 25%…
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Changes in 21st Century Education

Education in the 21st Century looks alot different than it did just a century ago. Gone are the days of students taking notes with pencils and paper while the teacher lectures. "Learning today must move beyond textbooks, memorization, and multiple-choice tests. Students now have access to exponential increases in subject…
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