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Democracy, Equity, and Mathematics Education with Doug Sovde

Kristen Ehlman interviews Doug Sovde about the role of mathematics knowledge in who acquires power in a democracy, and how it is incumbent upon us to widen the net of opportunity. While listening to this episode, you’ll learn about: What trends Doug sees as leaders implement standards Why it is important for leaders to become co-learners with teachers and other …

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RAND Releases New Report on Popularity of EngageNY Materials: Our Takeaways and Reflections

The RAND Corporation recently released a new report, “The Use of Open Educational Resources in an Era of Common Standards: A Case Study on the Use of EngageNY” that examines the popularity of EngageNY Materials. EngageNY, created and now maintained by the New York State Education Department, provides high-quality, standards-aligned free curriculum materials that have been downloaded more than 66 …

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5 Reasons to Implement Fluency Practice for Your Students Today

As an ELA teacher, I am always looking for ways to help my students grow in their literacy, and quickly. I have taught in New Orleans for almost 5 years now. Each year, many of my students come to me reading well below grade level. It is sometimes very overwhelming to be tasked with ensuring that I catch my students …

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