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College Readiness

After graduation, what next? Learn about preparing students for college admission and helping them stay in college once they get there.

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Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

According to a recent report, only 40 percent of working-aged American adults have a college degree. Here's other report findings and also suggestions for graduating students more college-success ready.

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

Gaming the College Admissions Process

College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.

Brainteasers and College Readiness

Ten traits for college readiness and how brainteasers prepare for the kind of thinking universities demand.

A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

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College Readiness: Learning Collaboratively

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Integrated Projects = Deeper Learning

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Integrated Projects = Deeper Learning

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

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College Readiness: Learning Collaboratively

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis identifies the nature of grit, its necessity and value of grit in education, and ten ways of teaching students to develop their own grit.

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Deeper Learning in Practice

In the deeper learning framework, students are encouraged to master academic content, think critically, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, learn how to learn, and develop academic mindsets.

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A New Definition of Rigor

Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

Some suggest going easy on kids who'd rather drop out than study math, yet math remains an essential life tool across racial, gender, and class lines.

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Failure Is Essential to Learning

To help these kids make the kinds of gains they need to master the Common Core, students must learn to receive feedback and also how to use it to improve.

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Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

According to a recent report, only 40 percent of working-aged American adults have a college degree. Here's other report findings and also suggestions for graduating students more college-success ready.

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Connecting SEL and the Common Core, Part One

It's important that schools focus on children's well-being, emotions, happiness, self-esteem, and potential contributions to society, as well as having a vested interest in systematically teaching the skills required for Common Core success.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis identifies the nature of grit, its necessity and value of grit in education, and ten ways of teaching students to develop their own grit.

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Blogger Rebecca Alber explores the changing definition of literacy in this new century.

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How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

Encouraging students to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge builds collaborative skills and leads to deeper learning at The College Preparatory School.

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A New Definition of Rigor

Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.

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Critical Thinking Pathways

To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.

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