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Using Pilots to Inform Purchasing Decisions

This post was written by Kara Chesal and was originally published on Common Sense Graphite on October 15. In the not-so-distant past, decisions about textbooks dominated education… Read More ›

"The factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century. Today, our schools must prepare all students for college and careers–and do far more to personalize instruction and employ the smart use of technology."
–Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education