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The classroom isn’t the only place where teachers make an impact. The articles I’m sharing today illustrate all the hard work many teachers are doing outside of the classroom to ensure all their students have a chance at achieving success. Get in the Thanksgiving spirit: share...

Orange County Register Like many of you, teachers in Orange County, CA are committed to teaching students real-world skills and critical problem solving. Check out the creative ways these teachers are engaging their students - proof that high standards and creativity are not mutually exclusive. Click here...

Los Angeles Wave Ten years ago Joe Nevarez, a fifth grade teacher at Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary School in Santa Fe Springs, California, started a chess club for his students. Initially, it was just a way for Nevarez to pass along his love of the game to...

San Jose Mercury Last year’s presidential campaign shed quite a bit of light on the emergence of fake news sites and their ability to mislead the public. So how do we ensure that future generations can recognize them and be cautious about the validity of content...

Ed Source E.M. Grimmer Elementary School in Freemont, California is seeing an extraordinary amount of success in its students’ math test scores over the past two years. According to Ed Source, “with a student population that includes a high percentage of low-income, Latino students and English...

The Press Democrat Many teachers believe that the implementation of high, comparable standards has given them the ability to tailor lessons to student needs and to be creative with their classes. Two teachers at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma have done just that, bringing hands-on...

Del Mar Times Critics of high, consistent standards repeatedly like to say that they stifle creativity and force teachers to “teach to the test.” It’s a myth we’ve debunked before and a local teacher in California is proving again how standards promote creativity and flexibility. Yana...