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Pocatello Community Charter School Students Experience Expeditionary Learning

By Rebecca Long Pyper From Idaho State Journal October 14, 2014 If people really learn best by doing, the students at Pocatello Community Charter School are on their way to becoming little Einsteins. The school, whose motto “we are a crew, not passengers” means teachers are called “crew leaders,” is committed to taking kids out more »

Superintendents Get New Guidance on Technology Decisions

By Michelle Molnar From Education Week Blog: Digital Education October 6, 2014 Superintendents confronted by tough technology decisions have a new toolkit designed to help them improve students’ classroom experiences, teacher professional development, assessment, and other policies and practices. The Consortium for School Networking (also known as CoSN) and AASA, the School Superintendents Association, collaborated more »

Reading Is About More Than ‘Evidence’

By Mia Hood From Education Week October 1, 2014 “But what does the evidence say?” It was an unusually hot spring day on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and I was visiting a class of 8th graders who had organized themselves into book clubs. The club meetings that day overflowed into the hallway outside more »