Common Core


Accountability for College and Career Readiness Developing a New Paradigm

This report—due to preparation for new standards under the Common Core and states moving toward creating more aligned systems of… Read More »


Measuring What Really Matters

This article proposes the improvement of state accountability systems through the use of performance assessments. They conclude that unlike multiple choice… Read More »


Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education

This report focuses on the experiences of students, teachers, and administrators in a select, but varied, group of schools that… Read More »

This article describes the work of Principal Alan Tenreiro to turn around Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Rhode Island, improving… Read More »


Expanded Learning Time Innovation in Massachusetts Schools

This video highlights the successes of schools in Massachusetts implementing an expanded day, adding up to 300 hours to the… Read More »

Multimedia, Video

Snakes Are Born This Way: Illuminating Standards (Video)

This video, based on Lady Gaga’s hit song “Born This Way” is performed by a group of second graders at the Conservatory… Read More »

Multimedia, Video

Water Quality and Future Use of Loon Pond (Video)

This video provides an overview of how a 9th grade biology class was able to provide a civic service while gaining… Read More »

This article in Educational Leadership, highlights the importance of teaching students of all ages metacognition strategies. It discusses setting the… Read More »

This video series highlights a student-centered approach to teaching the ELA core standard “Evidence and Arguments.” Three videos follow the… Read More »

Tool, Website

OER Commons

This website, Open Education Resource (OER) Commons, is a database of over 50,000 open educational resources and free digital content… Read More »

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