It’s instruction over place — not the other way around!

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Advocates of inclusion, with their emphasis on the place of instruction as opposed to instruction itself, are putting the cart before the horse, according to the logic of the law. By James M. Kauffman and Jeanmarie Badar Suppose that every Olympic event had to be held in the same environment. No special environments for swimming, [...]

Opening your door to research

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Armed with some knowledge of how the process works, teachers may be more willing to welcome researchers into their classrooms.  By Melody Zoch and Ann D. David Whenever we read, “research says . . . ,” we assume that what follows is synonymous with good instruction, assessment, or practice. However, given the differences among communities, [...]

Professionalizing the first steps of the teaching journey

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Educators Rising Standards represent a new vision for the field by mapping the front end of a coherent continuum for the teaching profession. By Dan Brown Who will be the next generation of educators we are all counting on to be highly skilled change agents? How can we cultivate them to be durable, empowered professionals [...]

Value-added models: What the experts say

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By Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, Margarita Pivovarova, and Tray J. Geiger

Being #2

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By Maury Grebenau

Project-based learning: Engage me and I learn

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By Eleanor K. Smith and Margaret Pastor

Stages of immigrant parent involvement — survivors to leaders

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By Young-chan Han and Jennifer Love

History and evidence show school sports help students win

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By Daniel H. Bowen and Collin Hitt

The value of knowing how students learn

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By Benjamin Riley

Standards-based grading and reporting will improve education

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By Marco A. Muñoz and Thomas R. Guskey

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