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January 2014

The Jefferson Journal:  A New Source for Qualified Employees

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The Jefferson Journal: A New Source for Qualified Employees — To keep its economy moving, Virginia will need more than two million new workers in the next ten years, but there are only 1.5 million bodies in the pipeline.  Why not encourage, rather than discourage, qualified students to pursue a better education, a higher-paying job, and stay in Virginia?  Read It Here!

October 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  The Two-Edged Sword of SOL Reform

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The Jefferson Journal: The Two-Edged Sword of SOL Reform — Judging from the platforms of both gubernatorial candidates, Virginia’s Standards of Learning exams may be in for a tougher time next year. But in the rush to reform, advocates are ignoring the unintended consequences of reform done badly. Read It Here!

October 2013

What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students?

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What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students? —  "Blended Learning" has the potential to offer a higher quality learning experience by letting students learn at their own pace, receive immediate feedback on their performance, and capture students achievement data in real-time, so that teachers can spend more time helping to individualize learning for students.  This brochure helps explain what Blended Learning is ... and what it isn't.  Read It Here!

August 2013

The Jefferson Journal:  For Reform, Stand With Parents

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The Jefferson Journal: For Reform, Stand With Parents —  Read Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe's plans for pre-K through 12 education and you'll find a lot in common:  Both want a new emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula, to reform the state Standards of Learning to incorporate more problem solving and critical thinking, and to give a boost to online education.  But there's a critical difference underscoring the two plans ...  Read It Here!

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