Tag: professional learning communities
July 24, 2013
July 24th, 2013Local News The News Journal Six schools set to participate in expanded language program When Gov. Jack Markell walked into a classroom at Downes Elementary School in Newark on Tuesday, he was greeted by a cluster of cheering first-graders. “Ni Hao!” they shouted in unison – “hello” in Mandarin Chinese. The students are part of a Chinese...
Students Want More Rigor
July 19th, 2012Last week the Center for American Progress released a report with an interesting finding: students say their classwork is too easy. The researchers reviewed student responses to the survey that accompanies NAEP (a national assessment known as "the nation's report card"). Yet, the researchers found that less than 40% of students in 2011 were...