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Schools of Thought (the Ascend blog)

Beyond No Excuses, the promise of student agency

It’s hard to break with something for which you have long advocated. But several years ago that’s what we knew we had to do.

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Building Schools of Thought

On the day before the recent state math exams, I slipped into fourth-grade classes with some visitors at Brownsville Ascend Lower School. Our visitors might have expected to see teachers dryly reviewing practice…

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