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HOW REDEFINING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING LEADS TO STRONGER TEACHERS AND IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES

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We are at a time of great possibility in American education right now. With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Arizona has access to dedicated federal funding specifically aimed at supporting bold, innovative changes in our most challenged schools. As a former......

After Mississippi adopted and implemented the MS College and Career Readiness Standards, there was a huge shift in mindset about text. The standards emphasized that all students deserve to read and be challenged by rich, complex text.  As a second-grade teacher, I have always known......

It’s a common fact that with higher standards, students are required to use critical reading and comprehension strategies in their ELA classrooms. It’s equally important that students use these strategies across content areas, and that teachers reinforce them during instruction. More challenging reading standards are......

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