About Debbie Webb

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Shakespeare and the Common Core: An opportunity to reboot

By Laura Turchi and Ayanna Thompson

Shakespeare’s works should continue to be prevalent in American secondary education, but teachers will have to improve their instructional methods […]

Got it wrong? Think again. And again

Donna L. Miller

The best environment for learning is one that forces students to work through a succession of wrong answers and predispositions until they get […]

Beyond the bubble in history/social studies assessments

By Joel Breakstone, Mark Smith, and Sam Wineburg

To prepare students for assessments tied to the Common Core, teachers need tools and tests that help students […]

Text and truth: Reading, student experience, and the Common Core

By Susan Sandler and Zaretta Hammond

Prereading is alive and well in the expectations for the Common Core.

One of the rumors making the rounds of K-12 […]

R&D: Build skills by doing history

By Chauncey Monte-Sano

There’s a way for students to achieve the thinking, reading, writing, and history expectations laid out in the Common Core.

No Child Left Behind […]