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What is a Learning Progression?

A learning progression is a sequencing of teaching and learning expectations across multiple developmental stages, ages, or grade levels. We also hear clients refer to learning progressions as vertical alignments. Learning progressions are often categorized by subject area and used in reference to educational standards.

Women Losing Out on Career and Technical Education

Research out of Cornell University shows that vocational education and apprenticeship programs are largely leaving women out of the picture. The researchers used data from a longitudinal education study from 2002, tracking a cohort of sophomores through early adulthood.

Is pure math a better choice for students than applied math?

One trend in American mathematics education over the past two decades has been the addition of increasing amounts of "applied" or "real-world" content in higher mathematics instruction and assessment, in response to concerns that students are insufficiently motivated to learn material by a straight presentation of the underlying mathematics concepts.

Digital Content Initiatives Gain Support Among States and School Districts

Incorporating OER content into the classroom in place of textbooks is gaining ground as states commit to supporting this transition.  With initiatives like the Future Ready Pledge and #GoOpen many districts are embracing the change to digital content.  The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to help leaders create a

June 2016 - Standards Update

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June 2016 - Top Stories

Career and technical education for individuals with autism

A recent survey indicates Americans with disabilities are ready to contribute to the workforce. For students with disabilities, participation in CTE programs could be a part of the students' transition into the workforce.

ISTE 2016

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Digital Content Trends

As electronics continue to be an integral part of everyday life, school districts are leveraging options for online solutions to supplement traditional materials. More schools are even accepting personal electronic devices as a viable platform to deliver education materials directly into the hands of students. This a quite a change from 2010 when 69% of U.S. schools had a ban on personal electronics, in 2016, that number is down to 11%.

The Gates Foundation "Lesson in Education"

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, shares their work in education in an open letter titled "Lessons in U.S. Education". She targets the need for online, digital resource materials teachers can utilize and the struggles associated with 'system-wide' change.