I was out at Healdsburg Junior High the other day reporting a story about how the school has been redesigned with the goal of making teaching and learning better — more effective, more collaborative, more creative and so on. In a lot of ways the idea was to align the design of the physical structure, as well as the technological environment, with the qualities the new Common Core tries to articulate and emphasize. The story will run this weekend or early next week. Here’s the 6-minute video version.
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I’m an enterprise writer at The Press Democrat, where I have worked since 2001. I’ve covered government, gangs, aging, an Indian tribe and casino, Sonoma State University and social issues, among other subjects. Now I’m covering education. I’ll post here about education and related issues and I welcome suggestions and submissions about relevant topics and events — email them to email@example.com. This is a place for news, debate, conversation and sharing; no flaming, please (unless I spell a name incorrectly). I also want to hear what you are interested in about education in the North Bay and what you want me to look into on this fascinating beat.
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