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Is common core suffering from a branding issue?


  • American Public Media/Marketplace

In a recent survey, respondents' support for reading and math standards rose when the question posed did not include the term "common core." Some say this -- along with other factors -- is indicative … Read More

How a Minn. teacher uses BYOD with her immigrant students



Bring-your-own-device programs can be difficult to implement in schools where students are from low-income families or are recent immigrants. Minnesota ninth-grade teacher Stephanie Erickson describes… Read More

4 tips for making flipped instruction a reality


  • eSchool News (free registration)

Flipped instruction has the ability to shift learning to an inquiry-based model, flipped-learning leaders Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams said during a recent ASCD webinar. This article shares the pa… Read More

Should colleges market themselves like luxury cars?


  • Forbes

Colleges and universities without a unique marketing brand may lose money and students, marketing consultant Roger Dooley warns, urging schools to take a lesson from luxury brands such as BMW and Lexu… Read More