Simple Truths about the Common Core

AA053438The transition to the Common Core has been controversial and poorly handled, particularly when it comes to teacher evaluations and new standardized tests.

However, the harsh reality is that reading scores in the U.S. have not improved in 20 years.

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Does Texting = Literacy?

A new study finds that those students’ who text regularly improve their literacy skills. The researchers say text language uses word play and requires an awareness of how sounds relate to written English.
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Special Education and the role of learning technologies

The new U.S. economic stimulus package places a strong emphasis on special education. We have seen a lot of commentary from writers wondering why special education is slated to receive generous amounts of funding.

Robin Hansen, a special needs parent and an advisor to the San Francisco Unified School District, has a valuable perspective on special education worth reading.

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