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The First Week: What You Want to Accomplish

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Scott Sterling

There's no right or wrong way to do the first week of school, but it is important to go in with a plan and some goals. We've put together four things to keep in mind.

Success Story: Palm Beach State College

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Andrea Gronberg

Palm Beach State College began in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college. Three of the most popular certification programs at Palm Beach State College are in the fields of dental assisting, medical assisting, and surgical technology.

Common Core Controversy in the United States

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Shane Dennison

Shane Dennison, State and Federal Programs Consultant at Edmentum, kicks off his new series, “State and Federal Highlights,” discussing the controversy surrounding the Common Core in the United States.

Going Mobile – Resources to Get You Moving

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Kristin Flynn

We've been talking about mobile learning for quite a while now. But more important, we've also been developing mobile-optimized courses and assessments, while we also re-engineer our existing resources to enable them for mobile access.

The Educator as Analyst Part I: What’s data got to do with it?

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Ketsia Hamilton

Ketsia Hamiliton, Edmentum’s National Assessment Consultant, introduces her new series, “The Educator as Analyst.” 

What to Think About when Setting Up Your Classroom

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Scott Sterling

The first week of school for teachers is often a week spent discussing changes in the curriculum, gathering supplies, and setting up your classroom.

Examining the Next Generation Science Standards: their Background, Development, and Vision

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Shagit Thakkar

Shagit Thakkar, Curriculum Manager at Edmentum specializing in science content, introduces us to the Next Generation Science Standards in part one of his series, “Examining the Next Generation Science Standards: their Background, Development, and Vision.”

Using Technology for Better Parent Engagement

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Scott Sterling

Teachers enter every school year promising to make parental engagement a top priority. Then, sometime between having a stack of papers to grade and lesson plans to submit, a lot of us fall back into the routine of only talking to parents when something goes wrong, just as it’s been since the beginning of professional education.

Success Story: Baker Elementary School

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Ashlee Tatum-Eckley

As a Title I school that only serves students up to second grade, Baker Elementary School in Wayland, MI realized they needed to start teaching fundamental reading skills as early as possible in order to affect learning gains.

One Look at the Future of Learning

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Kristin Flynn

In an interesting new infographic, KnowledgeWorks articulates its view of the future of learning and provides a provocative vision of the ways in which learning might evolve.

Edmentum’s Vision for EdOptions Academy

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Eric Swanson

Last week I was talking to a middle school math teacher about one of her students, and how he was struggling with calculating ratios and really needed more support and help.

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