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No Time to Get Behind

May 13, 2014

With Race to the Top, No Child Left Behind, and the more rigorous Common Core State Standards, we are constantly faced with the challenge of choosing instructional tools that insure the success of all students. It is a daunting responsibility for all educators. The literature on school improvement suggests many viewpoints, some with compelling evidence, that we should try everything and anything that comes along in the hopes that it will be the magic bullet. The danger that is inherent in the bandwagon approach is that time is an enemy for children who struggle. We really need to get it... View Full News Article