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What Should the Future of Assessment Look Like? And How Do We Get There?

By Harry Feder | Executive Director, FairTest
I taught for 22 years in New York City public schools. Among the classes I found most inspiring to teach was an elective called “The System”.
The students’ final project was a twenty-minute podcast. The class did not end in a standardized test, nor were there any administered during the course of the semester.

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Teens Need More Hands-On Learning

By Kristin Leigh | Co-Executive Director, Explora
Explora recently celebrated the grand opening of X Studio, its new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) education and workforce development center for teens. The space is designed for teens to learn new skills, explore professional equipment, and develop ideas that can be realized.

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Educationese: Why Language Matters

By Patricia Jiménez-Latham | Assistant Director of Capstone Communications and Outreach
What does all our education jargon really mean? As we enter a new paradigm in measuring students knowledge and skills, here are some thoughtful clarifications.

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What Are “Innovation Zones”?

What are Innovation Zones? And how will they make a difference in New Mexico education? Learn about this innovative model that combines evidence-based approaches we’re already using successfully across the state.