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While the ‘digital divide’ is well documented, studies show mixed results when trying to document technology’s influence on learning for at-risk students. In part, this is because the digital learning ecosystem is so complex. The academic realities...  Read More >
By Jill Cook, Assistant Director, American School Counselor Association Most parents think their children are exceptional. My oldest daughter, Kate, is doubly so. Considered intellectually gifted, she also has ADHD, anxiety and bipolar disorder, a...  Read More >
The Learning First Alliance's Get It Right campaign spotlights states and communities working hard to get Common Core implementation right. Recently, we did a deeper dive into California's efforts to roll out the standards. In the coming weeks,...  Read More >
By Amber Chandler, American Federation of Teachers member and 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts Teacher at Frontier Middle School in Hamburg, NY About two years ago I decided that I knew the perfect way to get rich.  I’d create a lesson...  Read More >
"The most obvious benefit so far has been student engagement. As students take more of an active role in their own learning, they stay engaged and motivated. As we expect them to talk about their ideas and questions, they begin to control and use...  Read More >
By Bethe Almeras, Assistant Executive Director, NEA-Health Information Network Summer has come and gone as have all the Back-to-School ads on TV and essentially everywhere you look. It’s back. We’re back. The time is now, and the new school year is...  Read More >