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What Will Digital Portfolios Mean for College-Bound Students?

by Holly Korbey on MindShift, March22, 2016 at http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/03/22/what-will-digital-portfolios-mean-for-college-bound-students/ Sometime during the first few weeks of school at Montgomery Bell Academy, an independent, all-boys college preparatory school in Nashville, Tennessee, college counselor Ginny Maddux gathers all the ninth-graders in the … Continue reading

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5 Common Core priorities for the new school year

As schools gear up to dive back into learning, states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are outlining their priorities and are identifying their top goals for the standards. The Common Core State Standards have been, and continue … Continue reading

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Use the Common Core. Use It Widely. Use It Well.

Many of us in higher education have observed an increasing number of students arriving at our doorstep not fully prepared to pursue a college degree. This is our collective problem as a nation. Our country, and our local communities, can … Continue reading

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Competency-based education opens new doors

College isn’t what it used to be, and we aren’t talking about professors, football, and frat parties. The cost of a college degree is rising, completion rates are dropping, and student populations are changing. According to the Georgetown Center on … Continue reading

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College and Career Readiness in a Competency-Based System

“College and Career Readiness”—you can’t read anything in education these days without this concept popping up. At times it can seem like a nebulous and ever changing term. For states, districts, and schools transitioning to competency-based education systems, what are … Continue reading

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