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Some Information on Informational Texts for School Leaders

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Announcing Updates to Free EduCore™ Common Core Implementation Tool

We’re excited to announce new features available to the free EduCoreTM Common Core implementation tool! For the new year, the updated EduCore website features...

Leadership PDI 2.0

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Why It’s the Right Time for the Whole Child Network

By Sean Slade ASCD launched its latest expansion to the Whole Child approach to education at its Conference on...

Connecting Students to Standards: Six Questions for Educators

By Tony Frontier A year from now, students around the country will be sitting at lunch tables talking about the new standardized tests they’ve taken....

PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadres: Ensuring Teacher Voice in the Assessments

From the consortium’s inception, the states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) common assessment consortium have been committed...

A Few of PARCC’s Lessons from “Testing the Test”

By Callie Riley Since late March and into early June, millions of students across the country have experienced something different and exciting. Although the two,...

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