September 19, 2014 12:07 pm
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The 2014 PDK Gallup Poll of the public’s attitudes toward public schools found that roughly 60 percent of Americans said they opposed the Common Core State Standards, saying they felt the new standards would limit the flexibility a teacher has in the classroom. But Robert Rothman, senior fellow at the Alliance, argues that “schools have shown that the Common Core does not limit the kind of teaching they want to do to develop students’ deeper learning competencies; instead, the Standards encourage it.” Learning Deeply
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) provides some answers to whether or not technology can enable students at risk to develop high-level abilities. The report, Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning, notes that simply providing students with technology, or using computers as electronic worksheets, is not enough. Schools need to attend to how the technologies are used. Learning Deeply
Did you miss the Alliance’s Sept. 9 webinar, “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Schools Are Transforming Teaching and Learning,” featuring Monica Martinez? You can still check it out online to hear the discussion on Martinez’s new book that explores how schools are transforming teaching and learning to enable all students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need for the twenty-first century.
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