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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

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This past fall, Ragan Toppan, 16, walked out of her Algebra II class at Deering High School to protest her school’s recent switch to standards-based grading. Toppan, a junior at the high school, was angry that the administration hadn’t sought student input about the change, and worried that a switch to a 1-4 grading system, […]


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LeBron James’ I Promise School Story Underscores Importance of Assessment to Close Educational Opportunity Gaps

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The New York Times featured a story on the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio and supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation, which highlighted encouraging initial... Continue Reading


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Online Course for Educators: Youth and Civic Media

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Interested in learning to help your students research issues they care about, engage in rich dialogue, and participate effectively in the digital world? The Civic Engagement Research Group at UC Riverside and KQED Education are teaming up to offer an online course titled “Youth and Civic Media” through University of California, Riverside Extension. This 8-week course is designed for educators... Read more »