Curiously Common: A Blog Series Keeping You Curious about the Common Nature of Education

By Elijah Mercer, CEI Education Policy and Communications Intern Arkansas’ particularly high need, rural education district is historically highlighted for its challenges. The state adopted the Common Core Standards in July 2010 with some minor modifications. The main issues with Common Core in Arkansas are nothing new. A lack of computers for testing in high-need
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IPads: Revolutionizing Learning for Children with Disabilities

By Suzan Mullane. IPads have revolutionized the world, but perhaps the greatest achievement of the IPad is how it revolutionized teaching and communicating with children who have disabilities. No surprise, IPad Apps are creative fun differentiated teaching tools! But given the plethora of apps and limited teacher time, it can be challenging to find the
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Technology, Differentiation & the Future of Education

I just returned from the ISTE (International Standards in Technology Education) Conference in Philadelphia.  I can remember when ISTE first started, so imagine my surprise to see the huge attendance (someone estimated 20,000), the hoards of technology gadgets, and the mini-theater style presentations by all the major technology players. The future of education certainly rests with
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