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Dec 07, 2015

How A School's Attendance Number Hides Big Problems
Average daily attendance' has long been a trusted measure — but the number conceals an important metric in identifying kids at risk of failing or dropping out

Chronic absenteeism is one of the early warning signs of students headed for failure or drop out. See how one principal turned around an elementary school by targeting those students with low attendance rates.

What is 21st Century Education?
21st Century Education is an education where students work with real world applications on inquiry-based, real world challenges, acknowledging the connected digital world they live in, where they can communicate and learn globally, and where actionable thinking, innovation, creativity and problem-solving are actively taught, encouraged and nurtured.

What do schools and school district need to do in order to teach towards a twenty-first century education. The video on this page takes a look at what needs to be done to prepare students for the modern world.

Reading in School

How much reading takes place in your classroom? How much time do they spend listening to the teacher? This article makes the case for more reading in the classroom.


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