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Still Wondering How Important Curriculum Choice Is?

StandardsWork recently completed a research review project with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy that looked at the effects of curricular choices in K-12 education and arrived at some compelling findings. While there is still much to learn about the specific elements that make one set of curricula more effective than another, this review highlights key big picture insights …

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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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