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How the Common Core supports deeper learning

from Edutopia

Bob Lenz, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "Can the Common Core be an important agent for change? In this post, I argue that it can and explain how. Our network of schools, Envision, has accomplished excellent results for students during a time of enormous pressure not to focus on deeper learning. The organization was founded in 2001, the same time the federal No Child Left Behind Act was passed. NCLB, while broadening awareness of the achievement gap, simultaneously narrowed the purpose of our nation's schools, boiling the whole endeavor down to the incremental movement of testing numbers, attempting to say something about student literacy and numeracy." more

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