Monthly Archives: June 2016

Every Student Succeeds Act Accountability and State Plans Open for Public Comment

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) has recently proposed regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 31, and are available … Continue reading

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What Does it REALLY Mean to Do Standards-Based Grading?

How does a district implement high quality standards-based grading, and when is the right time? Chris Sturgis does her best to synthesize what she’s been learning from districts in two articles published on CompetencyWorks.   She encourages debate and the … Continue reading

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The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

Teaching for the 21st century looks a lot different. Here’s what admins — and teachers — need to know for job interviews and beyond Not long ago, the leadership team of a school district I was working with asked me: … Continue reading

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SETDA Announces Northfield Community Middle School as 2016 Student Voices Award Winner

Students will present details about their project-based learning opportunities to over 250 state and national education leaders and policy makers at the SETDA Leadership Summit 2016 June 28, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – SETDA, the principal membership association representing U.S. state … Continue reading

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Research Suggests Students Learn More When Collaborating in Virtual Reality Games

With the help of a virtual reality game their professor created, students at Cornell University have gathered evidence that interacting with others in a game-playing atmosphere may help them learn more. Using a language-learning game, “Crystalize,” created by Cornell Assistant … Continue reading

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5-Minute Film Festival: Inspiring Graduation Speeches

Graduation season is a time of both introspection and anxiety for many young adults. Questions abound: What am I doing with my life? Where do I go from here? Fortunately, graduation ceremonies have advice built in, as community leaders offer speeches full of … Continue reading

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Media Power Youth Receives Nonprofit Impact Award

Mary Vallier-Kaplan, Dennis Beaulieu and Media Power Youth were recognized with Nonprofit Impact Awards at an event hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits to celebrate the impact of the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire. “The Nonprofit Impact Awards celebrate … Continue reading

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