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Is this assignment busywork or critical thinking? A peek behind the Common Core curtain

As a parent, it’s sometimes hard to know whether the assignments teachers are giving your kids are thought-provoking and engaging, or busy work that does little to advance their learning. A report released today by The Education Trust helps crack open the black box of school assignments by giving policy educators and parents a look at what “college-and-career ready” standards… Read more →

College remediation: Not just a problem for those ‘other’ kids

This is college acceptance season, the weeks when millions of high school seniors pore over their offers and agonize about which campus offers the best fit and the best financing. The real pressure is off, the essays and test scores a distant memory. Until you consider the results of a new study that revealed this: More than half a million… Read more →

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