Brandon Valley (South Dakota) is justifiably excited about their new SmartLab. Earlier this fall, News4 reported on the Brandon Valley Intermediate School SmartLab. A recent article in The Argus Leader provides more fascinating perspectives about this innovative program.Read More
While we generally stay away from politics in this blog, the passage of new federal legislation to replace No Child Left Behind deserves comment.
With our unwavering focus on higher-order thinking skills and student engagement, for many years we felt like a lone voice in the No Child Left Behind wilderness. While standardized testing may have a role to play in K-12 education, it's the virtual antithesis of our mission and learning philosophy.Read More