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Curriculum and Instruction

Education Leaders Reports

How States Can Advance Deeper Learning for All

States can ensure equitable access to deeper learning skills in the classroom by leveraging resources, rigor, and educational experiences.

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Policy Update

States Move toward Computer Science Standards

This NASBE Policy Update outlines what states need to consider as they develop computer science standards and improve instruction, highlighting several promising state efforts already under way.

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State Innovations

Common Themes, Individual Approaches: Six States’ Experiences with New Science Standards

In 2014, NASBE awarded stipends to state boards of education in Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, New Jersey, and West Virginia to support Next Generation Science Standards implementation. This piece profiles the work of these six boards and identifies steps toward successful implementation.

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State Innovations

Deeper Learning in New Hampshire

New Hampshire combines competency-based standards, performance assessment, accountability, and professional development to support deeper learning.

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Education Leaders Reports

Deeper Learning: Policies for a 21st Century Education

Provides foundational principles that underlie deeper learning, explores issues, provides state examples, and includes worksheets that boards can use to facilitate discussions and come to solutions that make sense given the unique needs of each state.

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The Standard

Summer Learning: Engaging All Students

Schools and teachers work hard all year to ensure that every child gets a chance to achieve. Yet the evidence now shows us that if students do not have meaningful summer learning opportunities, they are likely to lose a significant amount of the content they have mastered. That’s why this issue of the Standard focuses on the critical importance of extending […]

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