President Obama’s signature education grant program Race to the Top has brought significant changes to the US education system. Race to the Top centers on four major reforms: adopting rigorous standards, building actionable data systems to measure student growth, developing and retaining effective educators, and turning around our lowest-achieving schools.
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Once you’re done taking stock of 2014, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year. Although most of us are technically in the middle of a school year, the calendar still gives us an opportunity to prepare and evaluate where we are as educators and where we want to be. If you want to be at the front of the line for the latest trends, here’s what to look for in 2015.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a significant shift in student expectations and assessments. Here are six professional development tips you can give your teachers to help them align to the Common Core expectations and prepare learners to succeed on the new exams.