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Increasing Rigor in the Classroom

Every teacher wants to be able to say that he or she is increasing rigor in the classroom. How does a teacher go about doing that? It isn't enough for a teacher to make tests longer or add a comprehensive project to the curriculum. To increase rigor in the classroom, teachers...

source: By Brian Stack
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The mood in the conference committee room was almost jubilant last week as Democratic leaders joined their colleagues from across the aisle in hailing a compromise to replace the reviled and long-expired No Child Left Behind law. But the near-unanimous vote by the conference...

source: Politico

The newest proposed version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act — dubbed the Every Student Succeeds Act — is almost over the congressional finish line, with votes in both chambers of Congress imminent. So how would...

source: Education Week

For the vast majority of students applying to top schools, the odds of acceptance pivot based on how much money their parents make. The old adage that "if you're poor and smart, you can write your own ticket" is simply no longer...

source: The Huffington Post

The Congressional conference committee appointed to work out differences between the House and Senate-passed versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reached agreement on a bill that could go to the president before the end of the year. For the first time,...

source: NAGC

The model for gifted education in the U.S. looks much like it did in its early days, when students were pulled from class to participate in enriching — but separate — learning activities. Traditionally, schools identify students using either group- or individually-administered...

source: Noodle

John B. King Jr., who is set to take over next month as acting U.S. Secretary of Education, told the states' school chiefs that a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is long overdue and that he hopes...

source: Education Week


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