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Hinsdale High School Featured by the National Center for Learning Disabilities

Congratulations to Karen Thompson and Hinsdale High School for being featured by the National Center for Learning Disabilities!!  The case study describes the exemplary work their ELO Program is doing to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  Keep up the … Continue reading

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What’s in the New Hampshire Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan?

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have more flexibility in reporting, goal setting, and identifying struggling schools, reported the Concord Monitor. The ESSA replaced No Child Left Behind, and New Hampshire has released its draft plan to … Continue reading

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OPINION: We won’t break the status quo until we admit our own biases

by Kate Gerson As a teacher in an urban high school, I used to tell myself a lie every day. I told it as I led lessons on Catcher in the Rye, Night and Sula. I told it as I met … Continue reading

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Time for a New Conversation in Education

As a long time education reform advocate, I don’t mind saying that the reform agenda has gotten a bit stale. Standards based reform dates back to the 70s. The first charter laws schools were passed over 20 years ago, just … Continue reading

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Focusing on family buy-in, a Connecticut district shifts to mastery-based learning

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — When Kylie Jones brings home her report card, it doesn’t have any A’s, B’s or C’s. The Windsor Locks High School freshman belongs to the first cohort of students going through middle and high school under … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

by John McCarthy, Education Consultant, Advocate for Student Voice in Learning on Edutopia at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-ways-to-plan-john-mccarthy In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and crew are so intimidated by the Wizard’s enigmatic personality that they struggle to talk with him on equal … Continue reading

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Rock On! How I Taught Focus to a Class That Wouldn’t Sit Still

by Natalie Catlett, Practicing Artist & Art Teacher on Edutopia at https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/rock-how-i-taught-focus-class-wouldnt-sit-still As a teacher, every now and then we come across a class with an abundance of energy. Sometimes so much energy that teaching seems like an impossible mission. … Continue reading

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