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Skills for the Future

Whether it’s through assessment practices that ensure your students are on track, or creative lessons to make sure they have 21st century skills, as educators, we know you’re always thinking about prepping your students for the world that awaits them after graduation.

Check out the two pieces below about using high standards to prepare kids for the future!

1. Small Gains in the Right Direction
A good short game in golf requires immense practice, precision and with the right technique can ultimately lead to a better score. Kentucky teacher and novice golfer, Dr. Meka Wilhoit Barry knows all too well that true progress takes time, whether that’s in golf or the classroom. Find out how Kentucky students are making steady improvements on annual assessment scores.

2. Skepticism and the Internet
Raising expectations for students in science class doesn’t always have to be costly. Check out how Arizona science teacher Tara Dale created an engaging lesson aligned to high reading standards that helped her students understand they can’t always believe what they read on the internet.