Technology carries the potential to improve learning.
But, potential alone won't sell district management on bringing it into schools.
Teacher and former State Senator Julie Sabo reflects on how standardization has impacted the way her students describe their hopes and dreams. She also questions our current definition of achievement, and wonders whether the "achievement gap" may be better described as a "testing gap."
Students report that they are eager to learn about potential jobs and careers. Teachers at Boston's Mission Hill K-8 School demonstrate that learning academic skills and having real-life, professional experiences alongside adults need not be mutually exclusive.
NPR tells a sobering tale on how little has changed since the Reagan administration released its report back in 1983, warning of "a rising tide of mediocrity" in American public education. "There's been very little innovation in schools since," said EE's Ted Kolderie.
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