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Cutting to the Common Core: Changing the Playing Field 2

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In the second installment of a two-part article, Jeff Zwiers, Susan O’Hara, and Robert Pritchard present essential shifts for teaching Common Core Standards to academic English learnersThe transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) offers a window of opportunity to fortify what and how we teach. It also provides a chance to reflect on how our...

Leveling the Playing Field with High-Speed Internet

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Tina Walker sees the closing of the digital divide as key to overcoming the achievement gapPresident Obama’s ConnectED Initiative calls for 99% of America’s students to be connected to the internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within five years, and this fall, an increasing number of students are returning to schools taking large strides toward achieving that goal.“In...