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The Ultimate Goal of Education: Kids Who Are Ready for Success in Life

December 15, 2014

Students need to graduate from high school ready for college and career. This doesn’t mean college for all, but that students should be prepared for some additional education and a promising career after high school graduation. Simply put, kids need … Continued

What does Curriculum Look Like?

September 18, 2014

There’s a difference between standards and curriculum. Standards are the goal; curriculum is how we reach the goal. But what can curriculum look like in different districts that are required to hold students to the same standard of learning? Say … Continued

Finding Common Ground on Standards

June 25, 2014

Updated July 15, 2014. In accordance with HB 1490, which was passed in the last legislative session and signed by Governor Nixon, groups of classroom teachers and other education professionals, career and technical education representatives, and parents will soon begin … Continued

The Digital Library of Formative Assessments is Here

June 19, 2014

You have probably heard of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a consortium of assessments designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. If so, you probably know there is a summative assessment we will give … Continued

The Summer Slide – Not a Theme Park Ride

May 27, 2014

As the school year winds down, families turn their attention to summer getaways – amusement parks, water parks, and state parks. The “summer slide” may sound like something you would find in those fun-filled locations, but it’s actually much more serious. … Continued

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