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Chrissy Shackelford, a member of the Story Pirates, punches the air during the group's July 2015 performance at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park in Vienna, Va.
—Jared Soares for Education Week

Story Pirates Theater Troupe Takes Up Common Core in Expanded Repertoire

Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations? (July 22, 2015)

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October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
University of Connecticut researcher Donald J. Leu talks about his recent findings showing that lower family income is linked to weaker online-reading skills for middle school students.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work.
September 23, 2014 - Teacher
Teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein found that getting students to learn by performing Shakespeare can be done in a rigorous way.
August 13, 2014 - Teacher
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
A Pennsylvania school district is working to train high school teachers in ways to help students transfer print-based reading strategies to their lessons when they use iPads.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week

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