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Feb 12, 2016

Could a State Takeover Help Chicago's Struggling Public Schools?
The move could end up saving the district from financial collapse - or hurting kids' education.

What happens when a state takes over a troubled school system? Does the district improve? The Chicago Public Schools may see this happen, and it has already happened in other districts around the country.

Middle School Maker Journey: Assessment in an Ungraded Classroom
In part seven of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett examines the role of student reflection and the challenges of assessment in his (ungraded) middle school makerspace.

How do perform assessments in ungraded classrooms? Take a look at how one teacher uses the maker culture to perform assessments. These strategies work well in graded classrooms as well. Check it out.

Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into the Classroom
Virtual-reality technology is ready for the classroom. Whether teachers are ready for virtual reality is less clear.

Who's ready for another new technology to use in the classroom? Here come virtual reality, whether you like it or not. There was a time when PowerPoint seemed daunting. Could VR use follow a similar path?

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