Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Technology is not going away any time soon. In fact, it continues to consume What once was a fun pastime is now a necessity in our everyday lives. Our kids never get a break from it, not even during school hours. Textbooks have been replaced by e-books on tablets, more courses are becoming virtual and…

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Addressing the Achievement Gap

A Washington Post article recently disclosed the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Every other year, the Nation’s Report Card assesses the performance of fourth, eighth and twelfth graders in math and reading. In 2015, reading scores were down and math saw no improvement, which has been the case over the past…

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Early Career Assessments

The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful by Mark Greenstein Founder and Lead Instructor Ivy Bound / Rising Stars info@ivybound.net • www.ivybound.net Re-publishable so long as the Credit and URLs are preserved. Parents concerned about their children’s development are bound to come across “career readiness” or “career aptitude” assessments even in the primary school years….

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Stop Bowing to Common Core III

This article is part of a series. Please review Mark’s first and second post regarding Common Core.   Right now, April 2015, the SAT (a GOOD test, one that lets students elevate themselves) is bowing to Common Core. The College Board, which creates the SAT, is abandoning its standards and making its 11th and 12…

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Stop Bowing to Common Core II

This article is a continuation from Mark’s original post regarding Common Core. The most injurious aspect of Common Core is how a desire to help the weakest students is punishing ALL students. The roots of Common Core were to help those “left behind”. But these students were not left behind by a bad curriculum. Weak…

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