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“Equity Revisited� by McGrath
This article is packed with information and ideas that are new to me. I was already familiar with PBL but had not made the connection with how powerful it is in motivating and teaching at-risk students. The examples really illustrate how we must “integrate technology into schools to meet student needs.� I hope to learn more about how these excellent teaching strategies are being used and figure out ways to promote their use by teachers in my school.

The 21st Century Learning skills are certainly what students need but it is difficult to correlate them with the NCLB standards. How do you give a standardized test to evaluate “information and communication skills, thinking and problem-solving skills, and interpersonal and self-directional skills?�