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Focusing on learning through doing, entrants in the REVERE Awards for Beyond the Classroom allow users to grow through imagination, exploration, and more. Interested in more high quality resources that provide valuable learning experiences after class time is over? Read below...
Graduation rates are often used as a barometer of effectiveness in education. Often, though, the rates are looked at from a broad perspective: by nation, state, race, gender, etc. Due to the diversity in U.S. schools and the fact that programs and curriculum vary even in neighboring districts, the...
The 2015 Content in Context conference featured three Innovation Interludes—brief, informal conversations between early-stage “edupreneurs” and seasoned industry experts—that examined the definition of innovation and explored the realities of bringing new ideas to market. This segment features...
While standards and testing have dominated headlines in recent years, we’ve also seen a rise in products geared toward the social and emotional education of learners. The honorees listed below, from the REVERE Awards for the Classroom subcategory Social-Emotional and Character Learning and the...
According to a new report from the ACT and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)  62 percent of graduating African American students who took the ACT met none of the four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, which is twice the rate for all students (31 percent). Moreover, fewer African American...
At the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s recent Content in Context conference, technology wasn’t a separate strand but was incorporated throughout. As many speakers pointed out, technology has been integrated into the classroom and curricula from the beginning—whether we are talking about pencils with...
A new report from the GAO says that despite federal reporting requirements under Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which include assessing whether any Teacher Preparation Programs (TPP) are low-performing, some states do not have a process, and the Department of Education does not...
Director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Director of the Brandywine Child Development Lab at Penn State University, Brandywine, Jennifer Zosh wrote a paper on the surge in educational apps developed for children that the market has seen in recent years...
During the 2015 Content in Context (CIC) closing session Common Core Conundrum, Karen Cheser, Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent for Boone County Schools (KY), talked about purchasing learning resources in the CCSS era. When publishers approach customers about materials, the first message...
Recognizing that education is now a 24/7 endeavor, the REVERE Awards for Beyond the Classroom honor excellence in products used for informal learning. The Innovate category celebrates the originality and creativity in these resources; the products (and the teams behind them) are leading the...

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