Work-Based Learning: A New Frontier for Schools?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Work-Based Learning: A New Frontier for Schools?

Work-based learning is everywhere these days as an emerging, sought-after component of a 21st-century education. Indeed, a simple internet search for the term yields myriad news citations, with policymakers and politicians often calling for more work-related and work-based learning experiences for students—especially high schoolers. 

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A Look Inside the Debate on Third-Grade Retention for Struggling Readers
Thursday, January 24, 2019
A Look Inside the Debate on Third-Grade Retention for Struggling Readers

“Before third grade, students learn to read; after third grade, they read to learn.”  This adage is often repeated in literacy education circles, and research overwhelmingly supports this underlying truth. In 2010, a research report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation titled “Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third...

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Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Refugee Students
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Refugee Students

Students who come to the classroom as refugees often bring with them a host of unique opportunities and challenges. First, a little clarity: Refugees end up in the United States after fleeing unsafe situations in their home countries. Immigrants, in contrast, are people who have purposefully chosen to come to...

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