This months newsletter we take a look at Charter Schools; which are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools that have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, giving the them more freedom to experiment and innovate in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school’s charter.
We have a look at what “Deeper Learning” in schools is. Though not a new concept in education, Deeper Learning focuses on the set of skills and knowledge that reinforce each other -These include:
Mastery of core academic content
Critical thinking and problem-solving
Working collaboratively in groups
Communicating clearly and effectively
Learning how to learn
Also we have the usual articles/reports from the U.S. on educational matters.
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